Fluoride Treatment Dentist Greater Jacksonville Fl

Fluoride is a mineral found naturally that can benefit your smile in a multitude of ways including building strong teeth and preventing cavities from developing. Our Orange Park, FL, dentist offers quick fluoride treatments for kids and adults that are great for every 3, 6, or 12 months depending on your specific oral health situation.

Benefits of Fluoride

Because fluoride is safe and effective, it has been widely accepted in everyday life. In fact, many communities across the U.S. have fluoride in their public drinking water to promote healthy teeth and gums for citizens. In addition, all toothpastes approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) list fluoride as a main ingredient.

Fluoride can benefit adults and children by:

  • Making teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth
  • Restoring minerals to tooth surfaces where enamel has been eroded by bacteria
  • Stopping decay from reaching the deeper parts of teeth
  • Aiding the development of permanent teeth in children
  • Speeding the process of remineralization and disrupting acid production in teeth

Dr. Marino stands by the positive oral health effects fluoride has and strongly recommends professional fluoride treatment every time you’re in for a checkup. That way, any weakened enamel can be repaired and made strong again. The type of treatment we offer in our Orange Park, FL, dental office also promises a higher amount of fluoride than what may be found in at-home oral care items.

Who Needs Fluoride Treatments Most

Anyone can benefit from having fluoride applied to their teeth, but some individuals may need treatment more than others. Oftentimes, this is because of the age group they belong to or their increased risk for cavities. Regardless, we can apply fluoride directly to help support healthy tooth enamel.

Fluoride is most important for:

  • Children between 6 months and 16 years of age
  • Individuals with receding gums or gum disease
  • Patients with a history of frequent cavities
  • Those who have dental crowns, dental bridges, or braces as decay can occur where the crown meets the underlying tooth or around the metal brackets

Choose Fluoride To Fight Tooth Decay

Having fluoride applied by our dentist serving Orange Park and Greater Jacksonville, FL, is painless and only takes a few minutes. All you need to do is refrain from eating or drinking for a short period of time so the fluoride can fully take effect. Request an appointment online or call Marino Family Dentistry today at (904) 269-2185.

Get Started Today

Feel free to contact us today regarding any questions and to schedule an appointment with our dentist serving Greater Jacksonville, FL. We look forward to helping you with all your dental needs.