Fluoride is known to prevent early stages of tooth decay, thus reducing your risk of cavities.  It is added, in some towns, to the water supply and available in supplements and over the counter oral health products.  To retain the optimal effects of fluoride, a professional topical fluoride treatment administered by our dentist is best.

DeBonis Family Dentistry promotes good oral health and reduces the progress of tooth decay by carefully applying your fluoride treatment.  Our conveniently location in Ross Township, PA allows patients from nearby communities to receive the oral care necessary to protect their teeth.

How can a fluoride treatment help my teeth?

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel. It promotes strong growth of young teeth and, in turn, helps your teeth fight tooth decay. At an early age, as teeth emerge, fluoride consumed from the food we eat and water we drink help our bodies build strong teeth. Once the teeth emerge, a fluoride treatment painted directly on the teeth continues to fight against decay.

Why is a professional fluoride treatment necessary?

Fluoride treatments strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities.  Patients who are highly susceptible to cavities are encouraged to get a professional fluoride treatment.  Nearly anyone can benefit from this quick, painless treatment especially when at risk of cavities due to:

  • Poor oral hygiene regimens
  • Genetics
  • Drug abuse
  • Irregular teeth
  • Active decay and carries
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Irregular dental visits
  • Fillings
  • Malnutrition
  • Radiation therapy to the head and/or neck
  • High levels of bacteria in the mouth which causes cavities
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Dry Mouth

Fluoride is applied, or painted, directly onto your teeth; coating the enamel and tooth so that further decay is prevented.

How do I care for my teeth after a fluoride treatment?

Oral Care at Home

A professional fluoride treatment is just one step in protecting your oral cavity from bacteria and decay.  Regular flossing and brushing twice each day for at least two minutes is also required to keep your mouth and teeth clean.  Look for the Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association when selecting your oral care products or consult with our dentist and staff for our recommendation.

Office Exams

Plaque removal and a professional bi-yearly cleaning and exam are another step in oral health.  Should a new tooth be present and need a fluoride treatment, we can handle it. Additionally, if you’ve had a treatment, but are due for another, we have the tools and experience to ensure your teeth are kept in good health.

Dietary Needs and Guidelines

A balanced, nutritious diet is wonderful when encouraging a healthy mouth.  Sugary foods inhibit your oral cavity and cause decay which leads to dental carries, or cavities.  Foods and beverages rich in fluoride can promote oral health, as well.

Talk with our DeBonis Family Dentistry team to know if and when a professional fluoride treatment is necessary.  Our Ross Township office is easy to get to from anywhere in Ingomar, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Glenshaw, and the surrounding areas.  

Our professionals will do all we can to stop tooth decay, thus keeping your smile looking great!