Posted .

Have you ever wondered why fluoride is in our public water supply? Did you know it was added in later as a governmental decision to protect our teeth? Did you know that fluoride is also found in a multitude of other products to help ensure many individuals are getting enough to keep their teeth strong and healthy?

Many individuals wrongly assume that fluoride is a form of chemical, but it is actually a natural mineral found in bodies of water all across the world. Although it can have toxic effects at high levels, at normal doses it is highly effective for keeping our teeth clean and our tooth enamel strong.

If you are looking to use a fluoride supplement, it can be purchased in a variety of ways. It can be taken as a pill, a lozenge, a drop, or a tablet. However, fluoride supplementation is often unnecessary if you are practicing proper oral hygiene habits, as it can often be found in many brands of toothpaste and mouthwash. When attending your bi-annual professional cleanings at your dentist, fluoride is often used.

No matter the oral health care treatment you desire, Dr. Krupakar Reddy Yeturu and our team at Ontario Chino Dental Center is here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Ontario, California, please contact us at 909-984-2476 to speak with a member of our team. We look forward to improving your smile!