Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Your Little Falls, NJ Dentists go over the importance of fluoride and decay prevention

fluoride treatment in Little FallsMany years ago scientists started to notice that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in drinking water had fewer cavities than children in other areas. Fluoride absorbed by your body when teeth were forming (during mother’s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the structure of enamel and makes it stronger.

Fluoride found in your toothpaste, mouthwash, or what your dentist places on your teeth still has a positive effect on your teeth. It strengthens the enamel and reduces the chance of tooth decay.

If you have children and live in an area that has no fluoride in drinking water, you should consult your dentist and physician about fluoride tablets that are available for children.

Your Little Falls, NJ Dentists can answer your questions about fluoride and decay prevention. If you live in the areas of Little Falls, Cedar Grove, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Totowa, Wayne, Woodland Park and Lincoln Park, call 973-256-2222 or Contact Us for an appointment.