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Prevention of Dental Disease




Fluoride is a mineral that can prevent tooth decay from progressing. It can even reverse, or stop, early tooth decay.

Fluoride works to protect teeth.  

  • It prevents mineral loss in tooth enamel and replaces lost minerals

  • It reduces the ability of bacteria to make acid

You can get fluoride from

If the dentist thinks your child needs more fluoride, he or she may—

  • Apply a fluoride gel or varnish to tooth surfaces

  • Prescribe fluoride tablets

  • Recommend using a fluoride mouth rinse

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