Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water.
Every day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth's enamel layer through two processes, demineralization and remineralization.
Minerals are lost (demineralization) from a tooth's enamel layer when acids -- formed from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth -- attack the enamel.
Even though a proper amount of fluoride is important for adults, it can be especially crucial for children.
Fluoride helps prevent and reverse early stages of tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel and allowing teeth damaged by acid from plaque to remineralize themselves.
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