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Fluoride has received a great amount of research over the years and has been shown to improve the strength of your tooth enamel when exposed in healthy amounts to your teeth. This natural substance can be found in many dental products as well as the tap water in certain cities. We invite you to learn more about the importance of fluoride and how its sources can benefit your teeth.

Your tooth enamel is made up of a structure of mineral crystals that improve its strength but can also be affected by bacteria and acids in foods. This dangerous process is called demineralization. You can keep your teeth in good shape by exposing them to fluoride in proper amounts through fluoridated water or fluoride toothpaste, which is known as remineralization.

Your tooth enamel experiences a daily cycle of losing minerals and getting them back on a microscopic level. Your teeth need to gain greater amounts of fluoride than they lose to improve their strength and remain unaffected by cavities and other dental issues.

The good news is that there are several sources of fluoride, including fluoridated water, dental products or professional fluoride treatment at the dental office. You can also receive fluoride supplements such as foams, tablets and gels. We invite you to give James M Strang Junior DDS PLLC a call at 719-598-0971 today if you would like to learn more about your options for fluoride in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. James Strang.