Fighting Cavities With Fluoride

Fluoride can help your teeth by strengthening the protective outer layer of your teeth. When your teeth are stronger, your body is better able to fight against cavities. By using fluoride treatments, or drinking fluoride treated water, you are able to help promote your oral health.

Our dentist, Dr. Michael Michelakis, wants you to have a healthy smile. That’s why our team at Carolina Coast Family Dentistry in Shallotte, North Carolina, have come together to help you learn more about fluoride and how it can help you keep your mouth happy and healthy.

Fluoride can be in found in foods, supplements and water. When ingested the fluoride enters the bloodstream through the stomach and is then absorbed into the body from there.

Some fluoride treatments are applied directly to the teeth. This can include toothpaste, mouth rinses, and can even applied professionally. These treatments are in your mouth only for a short period of time, but the fluoride levels in your mouth remain increased for several hours afterward.

If you have questions about how fluoride can help your mouth fight cavities, call us at 910-754-4507 and schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon.