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There’s long been a debate about whether or not fluoride is an effective, safe way to improve your oral health. However, after a lot of research, it’s been proven that you do need fluoride in your oral hygiene routine.

Today, we’re going to walk you through why you need it, and how to use it. This will help you have better oral health in the long run.

What is it?
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that’s used to improve the state of your enamel. A dentist will likely recommend fluoride supplements if he notices a need for it.

Dr. Robert A. Bell places such an emphasis on enamel protection because it’s integral to good oral health. Enamel is the hard outer layer of your teeth which both fights infection and keeps your teeth hard enough to perform their appropriate job.

How does fluoride fit in?
Fluoride helps your enamel regrow. That’s one of the cool things about it. Each day, your teeth produce new enamel to replace what they’ve lost. However, they can’t always keep up with the rate of decay. In that case, fluoride helps out a lot because it jumpstarts that process.

If you need fluoride, you can get it in many different ways. The team here at Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C. in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, can help you determine which source is best for you.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 502-955-6516.