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What is fluoride and why is it good for my baby?

Paediatric Dentistry Dental

I read that fluoride is beneficial to my baby’s oral health. What is it and why is it good? What is the right amount that my baby should be getting?

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Fluoride is an effective cavity-fighting tool that paediatric dentists use to fight decay. Acids in the mouth attacks tooth surfaces, softening them and ultimately causing cavities. Fluoride tries to prevent that by clinging to the tooth enamel, producing a more acid resistant surface. You will find fluoride in toothpastes, mouthwashes and even the tap water in our local drinking water!


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