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Over time and throughout the day, your tooth enamel can lose the minerals that strengthen your smile. Fluoride is one of these essential minerals that your smile needs to remain in good health. As long as you achieve a proper fluoride intake, you can help your smile prevent harmful dental issues such as tooth decay. However, you may be consuming the appropriate amount of fluoride for teeth just from the natural resources you use in your daily life. We offer the following tips to increase your fluoride intake and keep your teeth healthy:

1. Drink fluoridated water often throughout the day. This can be simple if you live in a community whose city tap water has a sufficient amount of fluoride.
2. Find fluoridated oral hygiene products for cleaning your teeth. These could include fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash. By using these products every morning and every night to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth, you can reinforce your tooth enamel on a daily basis.
3. Receive professional fluoride treatment from the dentist. When you visit our office for a dental checkup, our dental team can provide a fluoride treatment after your cleaning and exam that comes in the form of a gel, foam or varnish.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of fluoride treatment in Dallas, Georgia, we invite you to call Family Smiles Dental at 770-505-4746 today to arrange a visit with our dentist, Dr. Hope Still.