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Bull Mountain:
(503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl #10
Tigard, OR 97224 Map
Bridgeport:
(503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lwr Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR 97224 Map

Ways to Get More Fluoride Into Your Body


Posted on 5/30/2017 by Dr. Johnson
A woman suffering from severe tooth decay.
Fluoride is very important in the battle against tooth decay. It forms a protective barrier between your teeth and the foods you eat, and keep your teeth protected from many of the items that would normally cause you cavities.

It is not a foolproof way of keeping your teeth healthy, but it definitely makes the fight to keep your mouth healthy a lot easier.

In order to get enough fluoride, you need to make sure you are eating and drinking the right things, plus seeing your dentist.

How to Get Fluoride


You can get fluoride from drinking tap water in nearly all municipalities throughout the United States. It is added to the drinking water before it is sent out to the city's homes, making it something you are getting already if you drink a lot of tap water. Bottled water doesn't often have fluoride, so make sure that's not your main source of water.

You can also get fluoride from a treatment at your dentist's office. They can give you a fluoride treatment after cleaning and examining your teeth, and that fluoride is often enough to last for 3-12 months, depending on the current condition of your teeth.

Finally, you can get fluoride from some of the foods and drinks you regularly consume. Most levels are relatively low, but if you often consume pickles, grape juice, and spinach, you are getting some with your regular diet.

If you are worried about your teeth and cavities, talk with your dentist. Have them look and see if you could benefit from getting a fluoride treatment, and how often they would recommend you get one.

Then, you can plan to come back in at regular intervals as a preventative treatment against future cavities. Prevention is the best way to avoid cavities from forming in the first place.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about fluoride.

Time to schedule your next appointment?


Call our Bull Mountain location at (503) 968-6101, our Bridgeport location at (503) 906-8600, or use our easy online scheduling form to set up your next visit quickly. On behalf of every dentist and team member at Total Health Dental, we look forward to helping you brighten the world with your smile.


Dr. Joel Fast
Dr. Rod Johnson


Bull Mountain (503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl. #10
Tigard, OR 97224



Dr. John Holland


Bridgeport (503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224


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