It is not a foolproof way of keeping your teeth healthy, but it definitely makes the fight to keep your mouth healthy a lot easier.
In order to get enough fluoride, you need to make sure you are eating and drinking the right things, plus seeing your dentist.
How to Get Fluoride
You can get fluoride from drinking tap water in nearly all municipalities throughout the United States. It is added to the drinking water before it is sent out to the city's homes, making it something you are getting already if you drink a lot of tap water. Bottled water doesn't often have fluoride, so make sure that's not your main source of water.
You can also get fluoride from a treatment at your dentist's office. They can give you a fluoride treatment after cleaning and examining your teeth, and that fluoride is often enough to last for 3-12 months, depending on the current condition of your teeth.
Finally, you can get fluoride from some of the foods and drinks you regularly consume. Most levels are relatively low, but if you often consume pickles, grape juice, and spinach, you are getting some with your regular diet.
If you are worried about your teeth and cavities, talk with your dentist. Have them look and see if you could benefit from getting a fluoride treatment, and how often they would recommend you get one.
Then, you can plan to come back in at regular intervals as a preventative treatment against future cavities. Prevention is the best way to avoid cavities from forming in the first place.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about fluoride.