One of the most important and beneficial things you can do for your oral health? Make sure your smile is getting enough fluoride. One of the most myth-saturated aspects of smile health that can completely confuse patients, possibly leaving them taking substandard care of their teeth? Your use of fluoride, of course! Let your Corona dentist clear up any confusion, so you feel better about following our guidelines for dental hygiene.
Myths and Facts
Myth: Fluoride is poisonous! If you swallow even a little bit, it could lead to serious problems for your system.
Fact: A tiny bit of this mineral will not hurt. If you swallow the amount that you just used to brush your teeth, you’re perfectly fine. The only time fluoride becomes potentially toxic (and can lead to problems for your digestive system) is if you were to consume a lot of it. So: Don’t eat your toothpaste.
Myth: Fluoride is bad for you. It’s better to look for natural toothpastes that do not contain this mineral, so you can continue taking care of your smile without exposing your smile and body to potential danger.
Fact: Again, it’s not toxic. It’s beneficial. Use it as directed on a daily basis and you’ll be working wonders for your tooth health and strength, explains your Corona dentist.
Myth: Fluoride causes tooth stains, which means it’s something that should be avoided at all costs.
Fact: This mineral can lead to the discoloration of teeth primarily in young children. However, this problem, called fluorosis, will only occur when children are consuming far too much. To prevent such a concern, your Corona dentist suggests keeping up with your pediatrician, keeping up with dental checkups, and following suggestions from your doctor and our team to ensure you’re not overdoing it with fluoride.
Come To Us For Hygiene Related Questions
Don’t ever feel embarrassed to ask questions about taking care of your teeth. We will be more than happy to help. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.