Watch this video to discover exactly how fluoride can help to protect your teeth. The video provides a fascinating summary of the ways in which fluoride can strengthen teeth and help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Ask your cosmetic dentist in Newton for advice on ways to add more fluoride to your tooth care regimen.
The video explains that fluoride is a chemical ion of fluorine. The presenter informs us that tooth enamel contains a compound known as hydroxyapatite, rich in the minerals calcium and phosphate. The video explains that fluoride enters the tooth through the natural process of remineralization, caused by the action of saliva. Once inside the tooth, the fluoride forms a new compound known as fluorapatite. This compound is even stronger than hydroxyapatite. It works to fortify the tooth and helps to protect against plaque and decay.