How Fluoride Can Help Improve Oral Health

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Mon, 12/30/2013

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens tooth enamel against the decay caused by bacteria and sugar in the mouth. If you live in North Carolina, the Wilson family dentists at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles can assess the mouths of you and your children and provide advice on the best options for your oral health care.

Whether it comes from the foods you eat or a treatment with your family dentist, fluoride replaces lost minerals in the surface of teeth, creating stronger, more stable enamel. By strengthening your enamel, fluoride can help protect your mouth from conditions and disorders like:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Dry mouth, which can leave teeth more vulnerable to developing cavities

Though fluoride can bolster adults’ oral health, children especially benefit from this mineral starting at a young age. In kids younger than 6 years old, fluoride is absorbed into structures in the mouth during the development of permanent teeth. This subsequently can lead to strong adult teeth that are more resistant to decay.

Fluoride treatment is just one of the general dentistry services we offer at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles. Because every mouth is different, our family dentists will closely assess your dental hygiene needs to determine whether or not fluoride treatment is right for you.

To learn more about how our family dentists can help you and your children obtain healthy, dazzling teeth, please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles or call 252-291-2892 today to schedule an appointment. We are pleased to see patients in or around Wilson, North Carolina.

Dixon Boles & Associates