Fluoride Treatments

Silver Spring, Maryland

Preventing Cavities Everyday

Fluoride can make enamel much stronger and resistant to cavities. Research indicates fluoride can help prevent cavities in children and adults in at least two ways:

  • Making the tooth enamel stronger against acids in the mouth formed by bacteria and sugar
  • Helping reduce the amount of bacteria on the tooth surface

Water fluoridation is a common practice in U.S. public water systems. However, bottled water, home treatment systems, and private well water may not be fluoridated. The lack of fluoride for infants and children during the crucial formative years may contribute to tooth decay.

“Topical” applications such as toothpaste and mouth rinses can supply that fluoride. If you’re concerned about getting enough fluoride to protect your teeth, Sunshine Smiles Dental Care offers fluoride treatments in the office to make sure all teeth receive the benefits of fluoride. A fluoride varnish is used that supplies a higher concentration of fluoride than can be received from over-the-counter products.

Fluoride Treatments Near Me

If you have any questions about fluoride treatments or any of our other services, give our office a call at (301) 565-8889. You can also use our online contact form - one of our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to delivering the one-of-a-kind dental experience you deserve.