Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 03 May 2013 20:07
New research backs up what many already knew: fluoride is beneficial in fighting tooth decay.
The report shows that fluoride works by making an impact on the adhesion force of bacteria that get caked on teeth and generate cavity-causing acid. The new information was determined after experiments concluded that fluoride lowers the ability of the bacteria to stick to the teeth. The bacteria can be washed away through brushing, saliva or other methods.
The information appears in the journal Langumir.