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The Role of Fluoride in a Healthy Smile Marietta, GA
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When it comes to keeping healthy teeth, you’ve probably heard of the importance of fluoride. It is recommended that every patient use a fluoridated toothpaste each day, and children are encouraged to get fluoride treatments from their dentist as their smile develops. Why is fluoride so beneficial to your dental health, and how does this mineral work within your smile?

At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we welcome the opportunity to help patients realize the role of fluoride towards a healthy mouth! In fact, it could be the one mineral that helps you avoid the expense and time of additional dental visits throughout the year.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral found in nature. It has been proven to help to prevent cavities by concentrating in the growing bones and teeth of children, hardening adult teeth before they emerge as well as strengthening enamel on adult teeth that have already emerged. Fluoride is so beneficial that it is added to the city’s water supply. If you drink bottled water instead of tap water, however, you’ll need to be careful to get your recommended fluoride intake.

How Does Fluoride Work?

Our teeth contain important substances such as calcium and phosphorus that keep them strong and protected. Unfortunately, these nutrients can dissolve within the tooth when subjected to oral acids. When oral bacteria combine with the sugars and carbohydrates we consume, acids are produced. Fluoride can step in as a key preventative weapon against acid erosion. In this way, it can help prevent tiny holes in the tooth enamel, otherwise known as cavities.

How Can You Get Fluoride?

There are several ways you can get fluoride. Beyond consuming fluoride through your drinking water, you can also apply topical fluoride through the toothpaste or mouth rinse you use as well as professional fluoride treatments from your dentist.

Professional fluoride treatments can be applied as a gel, foam, or varnish. While we commonly schedule fluoride treatments in our office for kids, adults can also take advantage of these important treatments. If you are concerned that you are not getting enough fluoride or you are at high risk for tooth decay, please ask us about the benefits of professional fluoride treatment. It is an easy, quick and painless way to protect your smile.

Book Your Dental Checkup Today!

If you have any questions regarding fluoride treatments, please call Pure Smiles Dentistry. Don’t forget to schedule your routine dental checkup before the 2021 year ends!

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month