We all know that fluoride is amazing for your teeth. It helps to fight tooth decay and keep those pearly whites healthy and beautiful. That is why we have special treatments for it at Dakota Dental. That is also why fluoride is added into our toothpastes and even our drinking water.
There is no question that getting fluoride from our drinking water is very important for keeping good oral health and healthy teeth. But if you get your water from a well or if you drink mainly bottled water, there is a good chance that you may not be getting enough of the fluoride needed to prevent tooth decay.
If you regularly drink well water or are just concerned you aren’t getting enough fluoride in your water, here are some steps you can take:
- Have your water tested. It is entirely possible that fluoride levels could be too low but they could also be too high.
- If fluoride levels test too high in your well water, then it can be removed professionally.
- If levels are lower than 0.7mg/L, then it may be a good idea to ask your dentist about fluoride supplements as fluoride cannot be added to well water.
If you are concerned about not getting enough fluoride, then be sure to schedule an appointment with the family dentists Dakota Dental in Apple Valley today. Our dentists can answer all your questions regarding oral health and fluoride treatments and supplements. In addition to preventative dental care, Dakota Dental can also help with tooth fillings, cavity fillings, root canals, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry and any of your other dental service needs.