70 years of scientific research has proven fluoride to be safe, and effective for cavity prevention. Kanning Dental encourages their patients to drink fluoridated water and brush with a fluoride toothpaste. Lawson dentists Dr. Larry Kanning and Dr. Nelson Kanning encourage the use of fluoride in your daily oral hygiene routine for every member of your family.
What Is Fluoride
Fluoride is commonly and naturally found in soil and in many waterways. Cities that fluoridate their water do so to regulate a safe amount of fluoride in the drinking water. Fluoridation of water is a public health project that benefits the oral health of all members of the community. Fluoridating water is cost effective and allows for improved oral health. It is estimated that drinking water fortified with fluoride may reduce cavity development up to 25%. Some consider citywide fluoridation of water one of the greatest public service projects of the 20th century.
Benefits of Fluoride For You and Your Children
Fluoride is beneficial to people of all ages. Fluoride provides oral health benefits by strengthening tooth enamel. Strong enamel is less susceptible to erosion and tooth decay. Children who grow up drinking fluoridated water tend to develop less advanced oral health conditions as their teeth develop. Adults who begin drinking fluoridated water even later in life may still benefit. Consuming fluoridated water is an important part of your preventive oral health care.
If you live in a community without fluoridated water you can supplement with fluoride toothpaste, fluoride supplements and other oral hygiene products that contain fluoride.
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental health concerns and even with the most diligent oral hygiene routine, including fluoridated water, most patients will experience a cavity at some point in their life. Family dentists. Dr. Kanning and Kanning provide quality cosmetic dental fillings for your whole family. Our Lawson, MO dentist office offers white colored fillings. White colored fillings will not detract from the aesthetics of your natural smile and are long lasting and durable.
Schedule An Appointment
Regular visits to Drs. Kanning and Kanning every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and dental health exam can help reduce the development of advanced dental concerns. If you want to learn more about preventative dental health and the benefits of fluoridated water, contact our Lawson dentist office.