Why do we use fluoride on our teeth?


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Chances are you've heard the word "fluoride" said in reference to your teeth. At the dentists office, on your bottle of mouthwash, maybe you've heard it's in tap water? But what is it, what's so special about it, and how does it help our teeth? Does it make them whiter, stronger, or what? Let's find out.
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References from this episode
  1. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/la4008558
  2. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/fluoride-superhero
  3. General Chemistry 2nd edition Flowers, Theopold, Langley, Robinson

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