Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been scientifically proven to protect and strengthen your tooth enamel. While especially important in children, our team at Riverside Dental is pleased to offer fluoride to patients of all ages. We generally utilize fluoride during your routine dental cleaning and exam, and we have additional fluoride supplementation for patients who are especially susceptible to decay or disease. The most common way to use fluoride is through topical application, meaning it is applied directly to your teeth, whether through toothpastes, mouthwashes, gels or varnishes. Fluoride in pill form, known as systemic fluoride, is also available.
Fluoride works in one of the two ways. When your tooth enamel is still growing, fluoride bonds with it to strengthen it permanently. Once you reach adulthood, fluoride becomes a protective shield, preventing decay from lingering on your tooth’s surface and causing damage. If you would like to learn more about fluoride in Jacksonville, Florida, and how it works, please contact our team.
For first-class dental care, please contact our team by calling us at 904-355-5531. We would be happy to schedule your consultation with our dentists, Dr. Michael Spencer and Dr. Camden Smith, and answer your questions. We hope to meet you soon!