Fluoride Treatment

Maple Glen, PA Dentist

At Beyond Dentistry, we offer fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay for all of our patients. Fluoride has proven to be one of the top two most effective dental public health measures in the US, along with dental sealants, at preventing tooth decay.

According to the ADA, appropriate levels of fluoride intake are recommended for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years. During this time, primary and permanent teeth are developing and systemic fluoride has been proven to decrease susceptibility of teeth to tooth decay by decades of research.

Fluoride can also be applied to the teeth topically in a concentrated varnish form using a brush. Fluoride helps by making the tooth more resistant to the build-up of decay causing plaque and sugars. It can also speed re-mineralization as well as disrupt acid erosion in teeth. The best time to apply fluoride topically is right after you’ve had your teeth professionally cleaned. Topical fluoride is recommended for all children, and many adults- especially those at higher risk for dental decay and those with a history of numerous restorations already present in their mouths.

In addition to receiving fluoride treatment at our dental office, it can be applied to the teeth through fluoridated toothpastes, mouth rinses, and gels. Mouth rinses containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter. However, stronger mouth rinses, toothpastes, and gels can be prescribed as needed. Dr. Rachel Lewin will advise you about your fluoride needs.

We strive to provide you with the highest quality care, including the use of fluoride. For more information or to request an appointment, contact Beyond Dentistry.