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Fluoride has long been known to help bolster and maintain the mineral density of healthy tooth enamel. To better help citizens preserve the health of their teeth, many municipal providers add trace amounts of fluoride to the drinking water.

Every time you take a drink this fluoridated water it helps prevent cavities and lessen your chances of tooth sensitivity from tooth enamel erosion. When combined with a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, and your regularly scheduled dental checkups, it can help you maintain healthy teeth.

If you live in a rural location you might not have daily access to fluoridated water from a municipal source. This might mean your tooth enamel might not be as strong as possible.

In a case such as this Dr. Scott A. Young might be able to provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Using them as directed can help maintain the strength of your teeth between your regularly schedule dental checkups.

Concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse tend to be popular and convenient options that some people choose. It might be helpful to apply them to your teeth right before you go to bed to allow the fluoride to deeply saturate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel.

If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and you are concerned about the strength of teeth, you should call 704-541-5900 to explore the fluoride options available at Scott A. Young, DDS.