The Power of Fluoride
Stronger Teeth & Better Checkups
Improve Your Checkups with the Power of Fluoride
Fluoride is a natural mineral that safely strengthens teeth to help prevent tooth decay and permanent tooth loss. When a tooth’s surface is weakened by decay, fluoride can be absorbed into the weakened tooth surface to rebuild the enamel. Amazingly, the new tooth material created by this rebuilding process is even more durable than the original.
Fluoride is vitally important for children as their teeth develop and as they get older because it helps stop cavities from forming by enhancing the strength of teeth. Proper daily use of ACT Fluoride Rinse is a great way for children to strengthen their teeth, help prevent cavities and reinforce good oral care habits.
Here’s a shocking fact – did you know that 80% of children will get a cavity by age 17?1“NIH Consensus Statement, Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life” Vol. 18, Number 1, March 2001 Help your kids avoid this fate by encouraging a good oral care routine when they’re young. Incorporating ACT Fluoride Rinse into your child’s oral care routine can reduce their risk of cavities by up to 40% more than brushing with a fluoride toothpaste alone.2A Comparison of the Anticaries Effectiveness of Daily and Weekly Rinsing with Sodium Fluoride Solutions: Final Results After 3 Years’, Journal of Dental research, 60 (Special Issue A), Abstract 645 (March 1981)
Does your child have braces? ACT Fluoride Rinse also helps reverse “white spots” (decalcification) on teeth caused by braces and other orthodontic appliances.3‘Reducing white spot lesions in orthodontic populations with fluoride rinsing,’ American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, May 1992
ACT Fluoride Rinse is recommended for people over the age of 6, and is an alcohol-free product. Click here for oral care tips for parents that will help get their kids in the ACT. Please consult your child’s dentist for more information.
Did you know? Most People Don’t Get Enough Fluoride.You never stop needing fluoride. The simple truth is that most people – kids and adults alike – don’t get enough. Consider the facts:
- 85% of all adults experience tooth decay.
- More than 60% of adults will lose a permanent tooth due to cavities.
- Over 39% of the U.S. population does not receive fluoridated water.
- The majority of bottled waters do not contain optimal levels of fluoride. And some types of home water treatment systems can reduce the fluoride levels in water supplies.