The Benefits of Fluoride

The Benefits of Fluoride

There is a good chance that you are using toothpaste with fluoride as one of its essential ingredients. Would you like to know how fluoride in your toothpaste benefits your teeth? Well, for what it does, it is like an army sent in as reinforcements. They stand by our side and fight against those mischievous bacteria that cause harm to our teeth. 

Our mouth naturally contains some bacteria that can break down the food we eat into acids, which causes severe dental problems. Fluoride sticks to the surface of the teeth and protects them from these acids. Also, fluoride gets attracted to the calcium present in the saliva which indeed helps our teeth to stay strong. 

Some of the other benefits of using fluoride are listed below:

  • Makes your teeth more resistant to cavities by reinforcing them
  • Rebuilds weakened tooth enamel
  • Helps to slow down the process of mineral loss from your enamel
  • Reverses early signs of tooth decay
  • Prevents the growth of harmful oral bacteria
  • Helps to stimulate the formation of new bones


Sources of Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that is a natural substance and can be found in our environment. 

  • Most foods that we intake contain fluoride. This can vary anywhere from 0.01 mg in a medium raw apple to 1.5 mg in a cup of black brewed tea.
  • Fluorides can be found in water sources like rivers, private drinking wells, and water aquifers. Fluoridated water helps to fight against tooth decay.
  • Fluoride in the soil can occur naturally. The increased amount of fluoride in the soil is due to human activities through the usage of fertilizers, pesticides, etc.


Daily-Use Products That Are Rich in Fluoride

Based on human health, Fluoride is mainly used for dental protection. Fluorides can be found in the following:

  • Toothpaste
  • Mouth Rinses
  • Water supplements
  • Fluorides can also be used 
  • as PET scans
  • to make various products using aluminum fertilizers
  • as a cleaning agents

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