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What is the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Stronger enamel
When the ph falls below 5.
5, the tooth is demineralized destroying the enamel crystals. When the ph gets above 5.5 the enamel can get repaired using the calcium and phosphate in the saliva. If Fluoride is present the, new crystal= calcium+phosphate +fluoride and is more resistant to future acid attacks.

In brief: Stronger enamel
When the ph falls below 5.
5, the tooth is demineralized destroying the enamel crystals. When the ph gets above 5.5 the enamel can get repaired using the calcium and phosphate in the saliva. If Fluoride is present the, new crystal= calcium+phosphate +fluoride and is more resistant to future acid attacks.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Alot
Flouride helps at many levels but it's primary way is when a acid produced by bacteria and sugar start to leach minerals out of the enamel, flouride, when found in the mouth, works its way back into tooth structure when remineralization takes place (with the help of ions in the saliva) and creates a tooth structure that is even more resistant to the acids bacteria cause.

In brief: Alot
Flouride helps at many levels but it's primary way is when a acid produced by bacteria and sugar start to leach minerals out of the enamel, flouride, when found in the mouth, works its way back into tooth structure when remineralization takes place (with the help of ions in the saliva) and creates a tooth structure that is even more resistant to the acids bacteria cause.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hardens enamel.
The enzymes produced by bacteria have a harder time breaking though the enamel and setting up a cavity.

In brief: Hardens enamel.
The enzymes produced by bacteria have a harder time breaking though the enamel and setting up a cavity.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
In brief: Antibacterial
In addition to hardening the tooth enamel, as the previous answers stated, Fluoride is also antibacterial.
Bacterial will be decreased and will. To stick to, the teeth as well.

In brief: Antibacterial
In addition to hardening the tooth enamel, as the previous answers stated, Fluoride is also antibacterial.
Bacterial will be decreased and will. To stick to, the teeth as well.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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