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For quite a while, it seemed like there was a lot of debate on whether or not fluoride is as effective as it’s purported to be. There’s also been the question of potential health problems posed by fluoride. However, the truth is that fluoride is hugely beneficial for your teeth, and recommended by Dr. Mark Jensen and the staff here at Truman Village Family Dental in Independence, Missouri.

Why fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural substance which, when used properly, has the ability to strengthen tooth enamel and provide for better overall oral health. Enamel is the hard outer layer of your teeth, and it plays a vital role in protecting your teeth from cavities and other forms of decay.

How do I get it?
Fluoride comes in many forms, though it’s most common in either your drinking water or toothpaste. If your city doesn’t add fluoride to the water supply, you can easily get some fluoride tablets from Dr. Mark Jensen or use a fluoride toothpaste to add fluoride to your oral health routine.

Is it safe?
Fluoride is without a doubt a safe, worthwhile substance that can have hugely positive impacts on your oral health. It works particular wonders for younger children, who are known for having less-than-stellar oral health.

If you’re ready to see how fluoride can help your smile, call us today at 816-569-9800.