dental care Scottsdale AZWhen it comes to good oral health, you need to make sure that all of the tools you are using in order to achieve a no-cavity smile are the best of the entire selection of oral hygiene products. The reason being that the effectiveness of activities such as flossing and brushing is reliant upon the quality of the tools you use to move forward with these activities.

Fluoride — The Enamel For Your Teeth

When it comes to the different naturally occurring elements which are favorable to your health, fluoride is probably the most important to your mouth in general and for your teeth. Fluoride is found in environment and in various vegetation. In fact, a cup of green tea actually contains significant amounts of fluoride. However, public health experts thought about adding fluoride to public water systems so that individuals can get a dose of the element with each glass of water.

But what is with fluoride that it has been integrated in public tap systems?

Fluoride is the only element which is capable of remineralizing dental crystals in order to fortify the structures of your teeth. Before tap systems were fluoridated, dentists noticed that tooth decay was extremely rampant in children. And while tooth decay is still a problem in current times, in the past, tooth decay was considered an epidemic. Knowing what fluoride is capable of doing, experts suggested adding fluoride to water systems and there was a staggering plunge in the cases of tooth decay in populations which received the fluoridated water. So what does that mean?

Tooth decay develops rather easily when the outer layer of your teeth, the dental enamel, has thinned out. The thinning of the dental enamel layer develops for variety of reasons but it basically has to do with enamel erosion due to increase in the level of acids inside your mouth. With a very thin external layer, an abundance of acids inside your mouth would make it easier for cavities to form.

Opposite to the entire process of tooth decay is the process of remineralization. Fluoride allows for the enamel crystals to remineralize and then form a thicker enamel layer. With a thick enamel layer, it’s a lot more difficult for cavities to begin forming. And with an abundance of fluoride, existing cavities can be treated especially during the first stages of the process of tooth decay development.

Even with fluoride in the water you need to visit your dentist for regulas dental check-ups in Scottsdale AZ at Belmont Dental Care

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