Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used for many decades as a treatment that strengthens and protects teeth. It can be found in mouthwash, toothpaste, and even city water systems. Fluoride can even be found in some foods.
What is Fluoride Good For?
On a daily basis, teeth lose and gain minerals from the enamel layer. The loss of these minerals is largely due to acidic properties in sugary foods and drinks. If the loss becomes greater than the minerals gained, decay and other issues can arise. Fluoride provides a protective layer on teeth that allows them to resist the harmful effects of acidic foods and drinks. Further, it also reverses some of the negative effects that have already occurred from these substances.