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What is 'Sodium Fluoride'?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water and is added to toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay.

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries, is caused by acids made by bacteria in dental plaque. These types of acids can come from the food and drink we intake but is also due to lack of dental hygiene maintenance. As plaque builds up on the tooth it produces acid which can attack the tooth. Regularly cleaning and flossing your teeth is so important to help minimise the amount of acid attacking the tooth and the techniques and products that you use are correct to help protect your teeth daily. This will help prevent tooth decay, cavities and prevent the need for future dental treatment - maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

It is important to brush your teeth twice daily. Sodium Fluoride is a proven ingredient to help protect your teeth from daily acids, so make sure your toothpaste contains this ingredient. If you use a mouthwash then make sure it also contains this ingredient and be sure to rinse before you brush your teeth, otherwise you will risk rinsing away the fluoride from your toothpaste.

Lifestyle and diet advice is always offered from our clinical staff during your appointments to help guide you in the best way possible with your dental maintenance at home.

If you would like anymore information then please don't hesiatate to contact us with any further questions or enquiries you may have:

020 8977 7123 or email

Containing Sodium Fluoride toothpaste - Oral B, Colgate
Examples of Fluoride Toothpastes

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