You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” Fluoride is added to most toothpastes, and for good reason. At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville, we strongly recommend you use it.
Fluoride is a key mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities. Fluoride helps teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the detrimental acid that is formed by bacteria. We may recommend a fluoride treatment in addition to your dental cleaning.
The fluoride used in in-office treatments comes in either a gel or foam, and may be available in several flavors. The fluoride is applied directly to teeth through the use of a plastic dental tray that fits over your teeth. The tray is kept in your mouth for just a few minutes. Fluoride treatments are a simple and painless way to strengthen your teeth and maintain an attractive smile.
While many of our patients understand the importance of fluoride treatments in children, some do not realize the importance of fluoride for adults. Fluoride treatments are sometimes recommended to adults who are susceptible to enamel wear or tooth decay.
There are many different brands of toothpaste to choose from, and at Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville we don’t recommend one over another. Just make sure it has fluoride! Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and children’s dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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