33950 Dentist Answers Frequently Asked Questions
In this blog, your 33950 dentist will review a few of the most commonly asked questions about fluoride. This includes its relation to gum disease, such as how it begins and what the early signs are.
1. What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral found in several substances such as soil, water (fresh and salt) and a variety of different foods.
2. How will fluoride prevent tooth decay and other issues?
Fluoride has a positive effect on the health our of mouths by making our teeth more resistance to tooth decay. Fluoride also works to prevent and, in some cases, even reverse mild forms of tooth decay that have just begun.
3. Where should I get the fluoride needs to prevent tooth decay?
For most people, their city or town adds fluoride into their drinking water, which in turns provides citizens of the community with fluoridated drinking water. These are also fluoride toothpastes and oral rinses that can help provide you with the necessary fluoride to keep your teeth in tip-top health.
4. What is dental fluorosis?
Dental fluorosis changes the appearance of your teeth which is cause by higher amounts of fluoride that are ingested during early childhood. In its milder form, also the most common form, it will affect the appearance of your teeth with small white dots or specks that will appear on the surface of your children’s teeth.
5. What is water fluoridation?
This is the process of adjusting the level of fluoride in public levels of drinking water to help optimize the dental benefits of regular tap water.
6. Why is fluoride added to public drinking water since it is available from other sources?
Fluoride is always added to public drinking water to help protect members of the community from tooth decay. Community fluoridation is a low-cost, safe and effective way to try and prevent tooth decay throughout the community.
7. Who regulates the fluoride levels in our drinking water?
There are many levels of government committees on drinking water that recommends the optimal levels of fluoride in public drinking water to prevent tooth decay. These amounts also take into considerations that citizens receive fluoride from other sources as well.
If you have additional questions about fluoride for your 33950 dentist, please call our office today at (941) 639-8030. We look forward to hearing from you!