Fluoride is safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental caries1.
Fluoride has caries-protective mechanisms of action. Topically, low levels of fluoride in plaque and saliva inhibit the demineralization of enamel and enhance the re-mineralization of demineralized enamel. Fluoride also inhibits dental caries by affecting the metabolic activity of cariogenic bacteria.
What does it do to your teeth?1,2
When fluoride becomes incorporated in the tooth, it makes the enamel more resistant to demineralization, thus preventing the decay process.
It helps to repair the enamel by replenishing the lost calcium and phosphorous to keep your teeth hard.
- Guideline on Fluoride Therapy (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Practice Guideline Vol. 37, No 6, 15/16)
- Lussi et al, Fluorides – Mode of Action and Recommendations for Use, (Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed 2012 Vol. 122 No. 11)