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 strengthen the enamel. Amazingly, the new tooth material created by this strengthening 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 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. 2

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.

Does your child have braces?

ACT Fluoride Rinse also helps reverse “white spots” (decalcification) on teeth caused by braces and other orthodontic appliances. 3

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:

4 Oral Health in America: a report of the U.S. Surgeon General, 2000:63, 74-94, 245.

5 “NIH Consensus Statement Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life” Vol. 18, Number 1, March 2001.

6 CDC Fluoridation Statistics 2006: Status of Water Fluoridation in the United States.

7 American Dental Association website (www.ada.org), “Oral Health Topics: Bottle Water”