Are your family members getting enough fluoride for their protection from tooth decay? Since the 1950’s community drinking water supplies have been treated with fluoride so you got a small dose every time you turned on the tap, but with the growing popularity of bottled water more and more people are taking advantage of the convenience. Most brands of bottled water contain very low levels of fluoride if any at all.

If your family has gotten into the bottled water habit you will need to find alternative sources of fluoride. Fortunately, there is a multitude of fluoridated dental care products to choose from. Most toothpaste, gels, and mouthwashes on the market today will contain adequate amounts of fluoride, but just to be sure always check the packaging label for the Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association.

Children are naturally more susceptible to cavities but adults need protection too. Those of us who are at higher risk for whatever reason can benefit from sealants and in office fluoride treatments. Prescription supplements are also available.

The best way to prevent tooth decay or any other dental issue is to stay on course with your home care habits and see your dentist at regular six-month intervals. Professional teeth cleanings and x-rays when deemed necessary by your dentist complete a plan for the maintenance of your good oral health. Call Belleview Dental Associates today @ 303-710-8008 in Littleton, CO.