The Basics: Understanding Fluoride & Tooth Decay
Is fluoride safe? Dr. Mark L. Teach, an experienced pediatric dentist in Buffalo explains the basics on understanding fluoride and tooth decay. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound in most water systems. In the mouth, fluoride replaces the calcium ions in the enamel, making the enamel more resistant to breakdown by the acids produced by bacteria and the simple sugars that we consume in our diets.
Do you need a fluoride treatment? Contact our dentist in Buffalo today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.