Serving patients in Tampa and Odessa
(813) 580-5244

no flouride

Here at Your Desired Smile, we are committed to providing our patients with the safest and most effective treatments available. For this reason, we are proudly a fluoride-free dental practice. While evidence suggests fluoride can reduce the risk of tooth decay, the amount consumed over a lifetime can surpass the body’s tolerance levels, leading to many negative health effects.

Fluoride can be found in a number of substances, including fluoridated tap water, toothpaste, floss sticks and mouthwashes.
Excessive amounts of fluoride ingestion have been linked to many health concerns, including:

  • Dental fluorosis
  • Depression
  • Thyroid deficiency
  • Weight gain
  • Increased blood lead levels in children
  • Decreased glucose tolerance
  • Lowered intellectual abilities

By choosing to provide fluoride-free dentistry, Dr. Alicea and the team at Your Desired Smile have made a commitment to caring for your teeth and reducing the risk of tooth decay without exposing your body to unnecessary amounts of fluoride. For more information about our fluoride-free dental practice, please call us 813-580-5244 or visit our office today.