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We’ve all seen ads for toothpaste and mouthwash that has fluoride as an ingredient. What is fluoride, anyway?

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What is a Fluoride Treatment? (And Why Do I Need It?)

Every Day Attacks

Every day, teeth fight against demineralization. Demineralization is when minerals in your enamel are lost or worn away as they are attacked by acids, including plaque bacteria, sugar, and other refined carbohydrates.

Luckily, minerals can be redeposited. Remineralization (redepositing of minerals like fluoride and calcium) can occur when we eat certain food, or drink fluoridated water. However, if more minerals are lost than are redeposited, the result is tooth decay. read more