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Most people have heard of fluoride; it is in many different types of toothpaste and often found in municipal drinking water. Fluoride is a crucial component of dental hygiene in San Jose. Even though fluoride is commonplace in dentistry, many people don’t know just how it works. Watch this video to learn more about what fluoride is and how it helps to protect your teeth from cavities.

Cavities are formed when acids break down the enamel on your teeth. Fluoride is a natural mineral that protects your enamel from tooth decay. This occurs as part of a process called remineralization, which is explained in this video.