Posts Tagged ‘ Fluoride ’

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How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities?

Acids from plaque cause the loss of minerals from the tooth – a process called demineralization – resulting in tooth decay.  The formation of small cavities, or carious lesions, can be reversed by remineralization.  Remineralization occurs when minerals are deposited into previously damaged areas of the tooth.  Topical fluoride, when applied frequently in low concentrations, […]


Tips for Fresher Breath

Did you know, that bacteria grows in your mouth?  Yuk!  But it’s true.  Bacteria is a main cause for bad breath.  Fluoride kills some bacteria, so be sure you’re using a toothpaste or mouth wash that contains fluoride.  A toothpaste that boasts it contains mouthwash isn’t going to give you cleaner teeth, but it will […]


Whiter Smile

Here’s a cheat sheet for a whiter smile. Before you use whitening products, have your teeth cleaned by your dental hygienist. Clean teeth whiten better than dirty ones because the bleach can more easily penetrate the enamel since it won’t have to work it’s way through a layer of tarter buildup. If you’ve bleached before […]


Fluoride

Do you get enough fluoride from our toothpaste?  This is a tricky question…it depends on a number of factors, such as your age, diet, and even exposure to fluoride.  Some toothpaste brands have more fluoride than others.  Fluoride helps protect our enamel, and you may not be getting enough.  Crest Pro-Health has almost double the […]


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