Dr Mina Charopeme

+971 55 100 8368
+971 55 100 8368
Cosmo Health Medical Center - Al Khawaneej
St - Mirdif - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens teeth and prevents cavities and tooth decay. It has always been an essential oral health treatment for decades. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. Tooth enamel is the outer protective layer of each tooth. When bacteria in your mouth break down sugar and carbs, they produce acids that eat away at the minerals in your tooth enamel. This loss of minerals is called demineralization. Weakened tooth enamel leaves your teeth vulnerable to bacteria that cause cavities. Fluoride helps to remineralize your tooth enamel, which can prevent cavities and reverse early signs of tooth decay.

Fluoride is especially helpful if you’re at high risk of developing dental caries, or cavities. Cavities occur when bacteria build up on teeth and gums and form a sticky layer of plaque. Plaque produces an acid that erodes teeth and gum tissue. If the plaque breaks down the enamel layer, bacteria can infect and harm the nerves and blood at the core of the tooth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a professional fluoride treatment at your dentist’s office every 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on your oral health. If you are at high risk for cavities, your dentist may also prescribe a special fluoride rinse or gel to use regularly at home. The following can increase the risk of cavities:

  • Excessive Drug or Alcohol usage
  • Eating disorder
  • Poor Oral hygiene
  • Lack of professional Dental care
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Dry mouth or decreased Saliva
  • Weak Teeth Enamel

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