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Families that live and work in urban and suburban areas often benefit from fluoridated water. This helps strengthen their tooth enamel from mild acid erosion caused by certain foods and beverages and any minor inconsistencies in their oral hygiene regimen. People living in rural areas that have well water often miss out on these fluoride benefits, which puts their teeth at increased risk of developing cavities and tooth sensitivity problems.

There are a few different ways to improve a situation like this. The first step is to have Dr. Gerald Spoto administer a fluoride treatment at Pro Spoto Dental.

Dr. Gerald Spoto might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements. Combined, these two powerful sources of fluoride can reverse significant demineralization symptoms. They come in several different forms, including sublingual tabs, gels, mouthwash, or a concentrated fluoride toothpaste.

Ingested fluoride supplements will need to be taken at the prescribed time. Should Dr. Gerald Spoto prescribe a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash, you will need to apply them to your teeth right before going to bed.

However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be at bed time. It’s actually best to use this style of fluoride supplement at a time when you can avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour. This will allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel.

If you live in the Tampa, Florida, area and you have well water, you might want to call (813) 884-3287 to schedule a checkup and explore your fluoride options with Dr. Gerald Spoto.