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
- 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.