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Sodium Fluoride - What is it and what's its Role?

Sodium Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that serves to protect teeth from dental caries.

It is scientifically proven that the correct amount of fluoride in water and use of fluoride-containing toothpastes and mouth rinses have a significant benefit on oral health and help to reduce tooth decay.

Sodium fluoride reduces caries by inhibiting demineralization (loss of minerals) and promoting remineralization of the tooth surface.
Fluoride ions are taken up into the enamel and form fluoroapatite which is harder than hydroxyapatite. Thus, fluoride strengthens the enamel which is then more resistant to acid attacks and the incidence of dental caries is reduced.