Ways You Might Be Missing Important Fluoride

fluoridepageDid you know that fluoride is an essential mineral for you to receive if you want your teeth to remain healthy and strong? As a matter of fact, it’s a mineral that is found within nature, so you can feel reassured that it’s not only helpful for promoting teeth that stay strong (and avoid cavities) but also something that is safe for you in general. Unfortunately, just as easy as it is to receive sufficient fluoride, it’s equally easy to accidentally miss the sources that you can rely on most. Consider some helpful details, so you don’t find you’ve been overlooking oral health protection.

Too Much Bottled Water

Especially for children who receive a lot of their early fluoride from drinking tap water (which is fluoridated), but also for you, drinking bottled water can cut this protective oral health option out entirely. What type of bottled water are you drinking? Does all of your water (or your child’s water) come from bottles? If so, talk with us about this topic, so we can help you manage the amount of fluoride provided to your teeth and your children’s teeth!

Skipping Fluoridated Toothpaste

You might have heard from a friend who heard from a friend that you should use toothpaste without fluoride. Before you jump on the bandwagon, we encourage you to remember that relying on fads or gossip is often something that will lead to negative results. Especially when it comes to fluoridated toothpaste, we encourage you to remember that it’s an essential product for your oral health. We, professionals trained in (and dedicated to) protecting your teeth, stand by this fact. Skip the fluoride-free toothpaste, so your oral health doesn’t suffer.