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Our Urquiola Dental Center PC dental team cares about you, your smile, and your oral health, which is why we strongly recommend that you take advantage of fluoride on a regular basis.

Fluoride in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a beneficial mineral that can keep your choppers healthy and strong. To help you know a little more about the substance, our team has provided the answers to the following questions:

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that is found in many natural resources, including water. It seeps into the enamel of your teeth and gives it the strength to fight tooth decay and enamel erosion. It also remineralizes your teeth, so if your teeth become attacked by a harmful substance, fluoride can work to repair it.

How can I get fluoride?
You can get fluoride in many different ways. You can get it by using fluoride toothpaste when you brush, receiving a fluoride treatment at your dentist’s office, and drinking fluoridated water.

How do I know if my toothpaste contains fluoride?
The best way to see if your toothpaste has fluoride is by checking the label. If fluoride is one of the ingredients, the toothpaste has fluoride. Oftentimes the manufacturers will market that it has fluoride on the front of the package.

Is fluoride harmful for children?
The only time fluoride can be harmful for children is if they receive too much. This is called dental fluorosis and it usually results in discolored teeth or mottled enamel. The best way to know the right amount of fluoride needed is by talking to your dentist, Dr. Nancy Urquiola.

Fluoride can help you in many ways, so try to use it on a daily basis. For more information and details about fluoride, please call our office today at 734-973-7450. We look forward to helping you!