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Why Fluoride?

What is the hardest substance in the body?  Tooth Enamel.  What can make the enamel even harder?  Fluoride.  Fluoride is absorbed into the enamel and makes it a harder structure.  This is beneficial because the plaque, which is bacteria, in your mouth produces acid which eats away at the enamel surface until it makes a hole in it called, "a cavity".  The harder the enamel the more difficult it is for the acid to eat a hole in it.  Fluoride for teeth is supplied in pill form, in municipal water supplies, in toothpaste and as a gel or liquid.  Dental offices use higher Fluoride containing gels as a treatment at tooth cleaning visits.  Good, hard teeth have a much greater chance of lasting a lifetime.