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The Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

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, […]


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