Fluoride Treatments by Smart Smile Dentistry in Gainesville, FL

Fluoride treatment for your teeth.

Dentist in Gainesville, FL offering fluoride treatment. A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride can be found in most city water supplies as well as in many toothpastes and other oral care products. This mineral is one of the most effective tools in helping prevent tooth decay, and your general dentist in Gainesville, Florida can help increase your level of protection by administering a professional fluoride treatment every six months during your checkup and cleaning appointment.

Your tooth enamel contains several minerals, including:

  • Fluoride
  • Phosphate
  • Calcium

What is demineralization and how to prevent it?

When acids from the starches and sugars you eat attack the enamel, these minerals are leeched from the protective outer layer of your teeth. This process is called demineralization, and it makes the teeth less resistant to decay. The good news is that the enamel is constantly being remineralized by the minerals present in saliva and by the fluoride in water and toothpaste.

Demineralization makes the teeth less resistant to decay.

Sometimes, however, demineralization outpaces remineralization. This can occur if you have poor oral hygiene habits, consume an acidic diet or have dry mouth (xerostomia). Whether or not you are at an increased risk of decay, fluoride treatments offer you an edge in the fight against dental caries.

Who performs the fluoride treatment, a dentist or a hygienist?

Your Gainesville, FL dental hygienist typically performs professional fluoride treatments after dental teeth cleaning (prophylaxis). Containing a higher level of fluoride than over-the-counter products, the treatment is administered in the form of a rinse, gel or varnish. These treatments are designed to stay on the teeth for an extended period, offering more protection than the fluoride in toothpastes or mouth rinses.

Contact our dentistry in Gainesville, FL to discuss if fluoride treatment is right for you.

Smart Smile Dentistry can help you determine if fluoride treatment is the right choice for your unique dental needs. Contact our dentist, Dr. Samant DDS at Smart Smile Dentistry in our Gainesville location today at (352) 376-5120 to schedule your appointment.


Smart Smile Dentistry | 4404 NW 36 Ave | Gainesville, FL 32606 | (352) 376-5120 – Map

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Congratulations to our Office Manager, Kelly for being accepted into the MBA program at the UF College of Business! We can’t wait to see all that Kelly accomplishes as she continues to excel in her academic and professional background. You will be an excellent assess to your cohort. We are so proud of you! #mba #universityofflorida
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Congratulations to our Star ⭐️ Patient for earning a free dental examination certificate at his next cleaning appointment! At Smart Smile Dentistry, We want to make sure our patients know we are so proud and happy to see them improving and maintaining their healthy smiles with regular cleaning appointments! 🤩🦷🪥
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To kick off National Smile Month we wanted to share one of our awesome patients keeping up with their Oral Health Care with our Hygienist Heather! A healthy smile transforms your visual appearance, adds to a positive outlook, and improves your overall wellness. 🦷🪥 ✨ Call us today at (352) 376-5120 to make your next oral hygiene appointment! 😁 #oralhealthcare #oralhealthawareness #nationalsmilemonth #hygienist #summer #gainesville #flosslikeaboss
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