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An oft-debated topic, fluoride seems to always be an oral health supplement that’s hard to get a clear answer on as to whether or not it’s good for your teeth.

However, the American Dental Association recommends fluoride use, and it’s already been widely recognized as a great way to help improve the health of teeth in young children. So let’s take a deeper look at why your dentist recommends you incorporate fluoride into your daily oral health routine.

Restores enamel

During the course of an average day, the enamel on your teeth (the outer layer of your teeth that protects them from decay, cavities, and other infections) is under assault from acids and sugars in the foods that you eat. But exposing your teeth to fluoride on a regular basis is a surefire way to combat this attack on your enamel.

Cleans up plaque

Another great thing fluoride does for your oral health is helping to rid your teeth of plaque. When plaque builds up around your gums, it can easily cause gingivitis if you’re not thorough enough when cleaning your teeth. Fluoride helps clean that up and helps you as you do your best to keep your mouth in great shape.

While fluoride may always be debated, our team here at Merrill Ranch Family Dental Center knows it works, which is why we recommend its use. If you need advice on good sources of fluoride, don’t hesitate to call us today at [phone[.