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Do you want your smile to be healthy and strong? If so, it’s best to take advantage of fluoride on a regular basis!

Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that can help you in more ways than one. To help you know more about fluoride in Lansing, Michigan, our Mark L. DeWitt DDS team has provided the answers to the following questions about fluoride:

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in water, soil, foods, and beverages. Fluoride seeps into your tooth enamel and nourishes it. This helps it have the strength and ability to fight tooth decay and enamel erosion.

How can I get fluoride?
There are many ways you can get fluoride. You can use fluoride toothpaste each time you brush your teeth, you can drink fluoridated water, and you can receive a professional fluoride treatment at your dentist’s office.

How do I know if my toothpaste contains fluoride?
All you need to do is check the label of the toothpaste and see if fluoride is an ingredient.

Is fluoride harmful to children?
The only time fluoride is harmful to children is when they have too much fluoride. This is called dental fluorosis. This involves discoloration in the teeth or mottling of the enamel. To avoid this issue, just monitor the amount of fluoride your child receives. The best way to know the healthy amount of fluoride to receive is by talking to your dentist, Dr. Mark DeWitt.

Fluoride can help your teeth remain healthy and strong, which is why we encourage you to take advantage of fluoride on a regular basis. To learn more information, tips, and details, please call our office today at 517-323-7926. We are happy to help you in any way we can!