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Fluoride is a great preventative measure to make teeth more resistant to tooth decay, strengthen tooth enamel, and give you a great smile. Here at Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry, we want you to know the benefits of the daily use of fluoride and where you can get it.

The use of fluoride dental products remineralizes the surface of each tooth. There are small amounts of fluoride in foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. Fluoride ingested from food and beverages combined with saliva helps rebuild tooth enamel. Local water systems have added fluoride, which is a natural and safe additive to help prevent tooth decay.

In your visits to your dentist twice a year, he may also apply fluoride in the form of a varnish (painted on the teeth), foams (put in a mouth guard and applied for a few minutes), or gels (painted or applied in a mouth guard). These have a higher percentage of fluoride and are only used during your dental visits. Find your best option by discussing it with your dentist.

Fluoride in toothpastes is another preventative measure, so make sure to brush twice a day. Mouthwashes also sometimes contain fluoride.

Here at Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry, we strive to provide the finest oral care for you and give you your best smile. Fluoride is vital as a preventative measure against tooth decay, so contact us at 719-598-3502 here in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to schedule a consultation or appointment.