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Framingham, MA Family Dentist’s Guide to Fluoride for the whole family

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Fluoride, an element found naturally in a number of common foods, protects teeth from the harmful effects of demineralization. Demineralization, a process by which minerals in tooth enamel are lost to acid formed by bacteria in the mouth, strips the teeth of their protective covering. As a result, the teeth become more prone to infection and decay.

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Topics: Preventive Care, Family Dentistry, Framingham family dentistry

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