What is Fluoride?
Fluoride helps the smooth surfaces of the teeth the most. It is less effective on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Regular brushing – with fluoride toothpaste – also helps to prevent tooth decay.
Facts About Fluoride
- Makes teeth more resistant to decay
- Repairs tiny areas of decay before they become big cavities
- Makes germs in the mouth less able to cause decay
- Sealants and fluoride together can prevent almost all tooth decay