College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

The Benefits of Fluoride and Where to Find It

Fluoride is an important mineral for maintaining healthy tooth enamel. Long-

standing research has made fluoride a go-to mineral for the dental community to

recommend to its patients of all levels of health and backgrounds.

Across the United States public water supplies are supplemented with fluoride in

order to maintain public health and improve oral health.

However, as our society has moved toward the widespread use of bottled water

many patients may not be receiving enough fluoride to adequately protect their

teeth. Additionally new hot water treatment systems available on the market also

reduce important fluoride supplies in public water.

How can I make up for lost fluoride?

Fluoride exposure is most important for adult patients. One easy way to increase

your exposure is to continue to drink tap water. Even filtered tap water contains

fluoride that is important for strengthening your enamel and preventing tooth

decay. By limiting your bottled water intake you’ll not only save money but also

protect your teeth.

Additionally, by using fluoride toothpaste and brushing twice a day you greatly

increase your overall dental health. Finally, fluoride mouth rinses are often great

complements to your at-home dental routine. Mouthwashes not only provide a

much needed fluoride supplement but can also keep your smile bright and your

breath fresh.

What about fluoride for children?

While the fluoride found in drinking water should be perfectly safe for your children

to drink, it is important to otherwise limit your child’s fluoride exposure as their

young teeth are still developing. Therefore, be sure to only use toothpastes and

mouth rinses that are specially designed for infants or children, which mostly lack

fluoride altogether.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (301) 238-7083
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