Fluoride Treatments in Jacksonville, FL

Enhance Your Smile with Professional Fluoride Treatments

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Are you looking for a simple yet effective way to keep your smile healthy and radiant? At Southern Smiles, our experienced Jacksonville, FL, dentists, Dr. Bethany Burton and Dr. Linda Trotter, offer professional fluoride treatments to protect your teeth against cavities and tooth decay.

Keep reading to learn more about this preventative measure and how it can benefit your oral health or call us at 904-389-3451.

What Are Professional Fluoride Treatments?

Fluoride treatments are a professional dental procedure that involves applying a concentrated fluoride solution directly to your teeth. This application helps remineralize and fortify the enamel, providing an extra layer of protection against cavities and preventing tooth decay.

Benefits of Professional Fluoride Treatments

Enhanced Strength of Tooth Enamel

Fluoride treatments fortify tooth enamel, enhancing its resilience against acid attacks. This reinforces the structural integrity of the teeth, reducing the likelihood of damage and the risk of tooth decay.

Prevention and Reversal of Tooth Decay

Fluoride has the remarkable ability to prevent and even reverse the initial stages of tooth decay. By remineralizing weakened enamel, fluoride treatments can halt the progression of decay, preserving the affected teeth.

Reduced Risk of Cavities

Regular fluoride treatments significantly decrease the risk of developing cavities. By bolstering enamel strength and promoting remineralization, fluoride creates a protective barrier that shields teeth from harmful bacteria and acids, minimizing the risk of cavities.

Long-lasting Protection

The benefits of fluoride treatments extend beyond the immediate application. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental care, fluoride provides enduring protection for teeth, maintaining their health and integrity over the long term.

Safe and Suitable for All Ages

Fluoride treatments are safe and effective for individuals of all ages. Whether fluoride therapy is administered topically during dental visits or through fluoridated water and oral care products like fluoride toothpaste, professional fluoride treatment offers universal benefits for dental health without any age-related restrictions.

Enhanced Oral Health

Beyond strengthening tooth enamel and preventing decay, fluoride treatments contribute to oral health by promoting optimal dental hygiene practices. By incorporating fluoride into routine dental care, you can enjoy improved oral hygiene habits and minimize the need for extensive dental interventions in the future.

Who Qualifies for Fluoride Treatments?

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Fluoride treatments are recommended for individuals of all ages, especially those at higher risk of developing cavities. Our Jacksonville dentists may recommend fluoride treatments to the following kinds of patients:

  • Children and teenagers whose teeth are still developing
  • Individuals with a history of frequent cavities
  • Those with dry mouth or limited saliva production
  • People with orthodontic appliances or dental restorations
  • Individuals with gum disease or exposed root surfaces
  • Individuals who want to prevent tooth decay

The Fluoride Treatment Process


Your journey with fluoride treatment begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Burton or Dr. Trotter. During this session, they’ll assess your oral health status and determine the suitability of fluoride treatment for your specific needs. Through this personalized evaluation, they can tailor the treatment plan to address any concerns or conditions you may have.


Before the fluoride treatment commences, your teeth undergo a meticulous dental cleaning process. This step ensures the removal of any plaque buildup or debris, allowing for optimal fluoride absorption and effectiveness. By starting with a clean canvas, the treatment can penetrate the tooth surface more efficiently, maximizing its benefits.

Application of Fluoride Treatment

Once your teeth are primed and prepared, we’ll apply the concentrated fluoride varnish, solution, or gel directly to the tooth surfaces. This can be accomplished using a specialized tray or brush, facilitating precise application and coverage. The full fluoride gel or solution seeps into the enamel, fortifying it from within and enhancing its resistance to acid attacks and decay.

Post-Treatment Instructions

Following the application of fluoride, you may receive specific instructions from your Jacksonville dentist. These guidelines may include refraining from eating or drinking water for a brief period to allow the fluoride to fully absorb into the teeth. Adhering to these instructions ensures optimal results and long-lasting benefits from the treatment.

Ongoing Monitoring and Maintenance

As part of your dental care regimen, regular monitoring and maintenance are essential to ensure the continued effectiveness of fluoride treatment. Your Jacksonville dentist may schedule follow-up appointments to assess your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. By incorporating fluoride treatment into your routine dental care, you can enjoy strengthened enamel, reduced risk of tooth decay, and improved overall oral health 

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get fluoride treatments?

The frequency of fluoride treatments varies depending on your needs and risk factors. Most dentists recommend receiving a full professional fluoride treatment or application every six to 12 months, or as advised by your dentist's office.

Is fluoride treatment safe for children?

Yes, fluoride treatments are safe and beneficial for children. They strengthen developing teeth and provide extra protection against cavities. Your child’s dentist will adjust the dosage and fluoride concentration based on your child's age and needs.

Are there any side effects of fluoride treatments?

Fluoride treatments are generally safe and well-tolerated. However, some may experience temporary sensitivity or discoloration of the teeth, which should resolve within a few days.

Can I get fluoride treatments if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

While fluoride treatments are generally safe, consult with your dentist and discuss any potential risks or precautions if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. The need for caution is due to a lack of information about how fluoride affects pregnant individuals and developing embryos.

Preserve Your Smile with Fluoride Treatments At Southern Smiles!

At Southern Smiles, we’re committed to providing exceptional dental care that prioritizes your comfort and overall well-being. Don't let cavities and tooth decay compromise your beautiful smile. 

Protect your teeth and invest in your oral health by scheduling a fluoride treatment today. Call us at 904-389-3451 to book your appointment, and let our skilled team help you maintain a strong, healthy smile for years to come. We welcome patients from Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, Macclenny, Green Cove Springs, FL, and surrounding areas.

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