Rockwall Oral Surgery

Fluoride And Its Myths

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in your bones and teeth that is also released from rocks into soil, water and air. You may have heard about fluoride for the first time from your dentist as it is commonly used in dentistry to strengthen the enamel on your teeth and also prevent cavities.

Common Myths

When it comes to the topic of fluoride there are an array of opinions to be seen and heard. You may be curious to find out how often those opinions are right and what statements the cacophony of voices are claiming that isn’t actually factual. Common myths about fluoride are that it isn’t natural, it causes cancer, damages teeth and that it doesn’t belong in water. 

  1. Fluoride Isn’t Natural
  2. Fluoride Water Causes Cancer
  3. Fluoride Doesn’t Belong In Water
  4. Fluoride Damages Teeth

In reality, fluoride has a variety of benefits that can vastly improve your dental hygiene. It’s known to rebuild weakened tooth enamel, slow down the loss of minerals from tooth enamel, reverse early signs of tooth decay, and prevent the growth of harmful oral bacteria. 

While there are myths out there that may cause you to think otherwise, it’s important to check your sources and always consult with a professional. Articles you read on Facebook or Twitter aren’t always the most reputable sources and putting the fate of your dental health in the hands of someone other than a professional isn’t a good idea. We’re here to answer all of your questions and bust any myths you might come across! 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about or want to inquire about any of the services that we provide here at Rockwall Oral Surgery please contact Dr. Pollock by phone at (469) 264-8921, via email at info@dentalimplantsurgery.com or by visiting our contact page.