Infographic: Why is There Fluoride in Toothpaste?

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Fluoride is added to Denver’s water supply to help prevent cavities from forming in residents of the Mile High City. Studies have found that municipalities that add fluoride to drinking water see a great reduction in the prevalence of tooth decay - by as much as 31.6% - making the practice something that several agencies and organizations, including the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the American Public Health Organization, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage.

Fluoride works topically to remineralize teeth. When added to toothpaste, this mineral - which is the 13th most abundant element on earth - serves to strengthen enamel and guard against decay. The infographic below explores this topic in greater detail. If you have questions or if you are overdue for a cleaning and examination, call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-321-5656 to schedule your next appointment today.