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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The best experience ever with a dental procedure. My tooth broke off due to very poor dental care and I used their website to request an appointment. They got me in the same day and didn’t extract […]
Casey P.
Our family has had great dental work at College Park Dental for over 20 years. They treat us like family and this helps us to relax. Going to the dentist is not usually “fun”!
Anonymous
College park dental has served my dental needs for over 30 years. I trust Dr. Braeger without question. He is extremely skilled and has a wealth of integrity. His team is professional, competent, and […]
Phyllis R.
The staff is polite and courteous. The Dentist’s are thorough and attentive to my needs. Highly recommended if you are trying to find a great dentist office in a convenient location in Maryland.
Jason A.
Dr. Tiwary is a wonderful dentist. My wife and I travel a ways to have her as our dentist.
David B.
Friendly people. Quick getting in and out. Great service.
Keenan D.
College Park Dental is the best! I recently had a bridge made and Dr. Brager told me that he wanted me to be 100% satisfied and after 2 adjustments I’m happy to say that I am 100% satisfied. My […]
Martha W.
I had a great experience at College Park Dental. I went in for a cleaning with Dr. Tiwary and her assistant Cindy, Both were so kind and made me feel comfortable. Cindy and I had small talk and just […]
Marina S.
I’ve been coming to this office for years now and Dr. Brager and the staff have always been very kind and helpful.
Kevin Y.
I think I have been going to Dr. Brager for 42 years – since 1975, before College Park Dental. Between the work he and his team have done and his referrals, I have a good working set of teeth and […]
Jean S.
I’ve had service at college park dental numerous time and all my experiences has been awesome. Dr. Bragger is phenomenal in making you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit and procedures. […]
Tamika B.
For fifteen years my family and I have gone here and they are always good with us.
Edward P.
I’ve been going here for so long. I’ve seen lost of dentists here. I really recommend Dr. Majid. He treats you with respect and does a good job. My teeth aren’t perfect but I like when he tells […]
Melissa M.
I have been going to College Park Dental since the 90s and Dr. Brager has been my dentist. Dr. Brager, Bernard, and Teresa have always, each time I have gone, been outstanding. They are very […]
Causaunda F.
I believe that the highest rating is that I have been a patient at College Park Dental nearly 20 years. I never had a need of wish to change dentists. Although this is a large practice, there is no […]
Edit S.
Dr. Brager has been giving me excellent care for 20 years. I trust him and appreciate his skill and consideration.
John B.
I’ve been going to College Park Dental for the last 3 years or so. Prior to going here, I hadn’t been to the dentist in over five years. Throughout the past three years, I’ve had over a dozen […]
Jeremy Z.
I love love love College Park Dental. My Dentist is Dr. Miriam Bemani and she is excellent. She is so kind, caring and understanding. Within a matter on months she got my teeth in top shape. With […]
Johana D.
I have been coming here for over 18 years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Dr. Hoang is very friendly and professional and always takes her time during my appointments.
A U.
I had to get three fillings done by Dr. Brager, and he did a great job! He explained each step of the process, made sure I was comfortable, made sure I had no pain, and made my overall experience a […]
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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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