Effectiveness of fluoride in prevention of tooth decay
- During the initial stage of dental caries, an appropriate amount of fluoride can enhance the saliva to replenish the lost minerals, promote the remineralization of teeth and repair the early caries.
- Fluoride strengthens teeth and increases their resistance to acid attacks.
- Fluoride inhibits the growth of dental plaque and reduces its acid--producing capability.
Last revision date: 18 January 2012