Things you should know about bottled water – Dentists Brampton

Did you know that the majority of bottled waters on the market do not contain optimal levels (0.7–1.2 ppm) of fluoride. And, some types of home water treatment systems can reduce the fluoride levels in water supplies potentially decreasing the decay-preventive effects of optimally fluoridated water.

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Things to know about fluoride:

– Research shows that fluoride helps prevent cavities in children and adults. Known as, “nature’s cavity fighter,” fluoride also helps to repair the early stages of tooth decay and strengthen your teeth’s enamel.

– While you should use toothpaste containing fluoride, you can also find this cavity preventing mineral in fluoridated public water supplies, fluoride gel used by your dentist, and many other dental products.

– For children younger than 3 years, begin brushing your children’s teeth as soon as they begin to come into the mouth by using fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice. For children 3 to 6 years of age, dispense no more than a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician. Supervise children’s brushing to minimize swallowing of toothpaste.

– Studies prove that water fluoridation continues to be effective in reducing dental decay by at least 25 percent in children and adults. In fact, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention proclaimed community water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. (ADA)

For more information on fluoride be sure to contact one of our dental professionals.

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What does fluoride actually do?

Joanna SAYS!

Here is a little blog I typed up because so many patients ask me what fluoride actually does, and why it’s important…
What does Fluoride actually do?
Fluoride is used to help protect your teeth from bacteria in a couple ways. 
After eating a meal, the bacteria in your mouth combines with the sugars from your meal and produces a higher acidity level. This acid level leads to demineralization of the tooth structure, and fluoride will help to protect your teeth from this demineralization.
Secondly, before a cavity forms it starts out as a chalky white structure which shows that part of the tooth’s minerals has been lost.  Fluoride helps restore those lost minerals to prevent that white chalky area from turning into a cavity. However, if the cavity is already formed then the area must be restored to prevent further damage to the tooth.
Fluoride is important for both children, and adults. Children need fluoride to help protect their permanent teeth as they are forming, and adults need it to protect their teeth from decay. Every person is different, and therefore their need for fluoride is different. It all depends on your overall oral condition to determine how often fluoride treatment should be given.
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