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What are the proven effects of fluoride?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Strengthen enamel

Every meal, most drinks, and snacks create damage via acids or bacterial acids produced by the sugar intake.
This causes demineralizatoin and loss of hydroxide from hydroxyapetite weakening the tooth. Fluoride replaces the lost mineral and forms a stronger fluorapetite. Remineralizes. However too much Fluoride during tooth developement can actually cause damage to the teeth.

In brief: Strengthen enamel

Every meal, most drinks, and snacks create damage via acids or bacterial acids produced by the sugar intake.
This causes demineralizatoin and loss of hydroxide from hydroxyapetite weakening the tooth. Fluoride replaces the lost mineral and forms a stronger fluorapetite. Remineralizes. However too much Fluoride during tooth developement can actually cause damage to the teeth.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hardens tooth enamel

Enamel has a crystalline structure.
Fluoride gets incorporated in and on the enamel to make it harder and less likely to soften when exposed to acid producing bacteria.

In brief: Hardens tooth enamel

Enamel has a crystalline structure.
Fluoride gets incorporated in and on the enamel to make it harder and less likely to soften when exposed to acid producing bacteria.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Prevention of cavities.

In brief: See below

Prevention of cavities.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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