Fluoride can be a controversial topic. Some say it’s a dangerous substance, but most believe it’s good for the health of your teeth. If you’re interested in making this decision for yourself, there are a few things you should know.
Many argue that the benefits of fluoride far outweigh the risks. In fact, fluoride can reduce tooth decay by up to 25%. However, it’s important to remember that fluoride can affect your kids differently—especially if they’re younger than twelve. You should also avoid using toothpaste with fluoride in it until you’re certain your little one can spit out their toothpaste. Your child would need to ingest a huge amount of fluoride before it would cause any real damage, but avoiding the issue altogether is generally considered preferable.
If you’re interested in enjoying the benefits of fluoride, there are a few things you can consider doing. For example, did you know that many dentists recommend fluoride treatments? These treatments can strengthen your teeth and help you fight off tooth decay. You can also get fluoride through many toothpastes, and drinking fluoridated water can also provide you with some of this important mineral.
If you have any questions about how fluoride will affect your oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact Stones Crossing Dentistry by calling us at 317.535.3940. Our dentist, Dr. Aaron Wilkins, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re excited to meet with you soon.