fluoride treatment millervilleA healthy and beautiful smile is a quality we all strive for. You can achieve a bright and healthy smile for years with a regular dental check-up, professional cleaning, and proper at-home dental care. However, besides professional cleanings, one can receive extra care for their smile with fluoride treatment. Fluoride treatment at Dr. Brian Valle, P.A. in Millersville, MD, your smile can receive a non-invasive treatment that strengthens and protects your smile between visits! 

At our office, Dr. Brian Valle and his team pride ourselves on listening to our patients and ensuring comfortable, complete, comprehensive care when you visit us. The health of your smile is important to us, and we always guarantee that we will adequately educate our patients, helping them understand their smile’s health and the treatment options available to them. 


What is Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride has been a stalwart in dentistry for decades. It is known for preventing tooth decay and repairing already damaged enamel. Typically administered through toothpaste, mouthwash, or naturally in water supplies, fluoride is more potent and targeted in in-office treatments, providing a valuable care routine and anti-cavity weapon.


The Importance of Fluoride in Dental Health

Fluoride strengthens the enamel, the outer layer of teeth. When bacteria’s acid, found in plaque, demineralizes the enamel, fluoride can step in and remineralize it, similar to the body’s natural process—but upscaled. The result is teeth that are less prone to decay over time.


Who Benefits from Fluoride Treatment?

These treatments aren’t just for kids; they are versatile and can support anyone’s dental health regimen. Those who benefit most are individuals within specific age groups and those at higher risk of developing cavities.

  • Age Groups and Dental Health Conditions: Young children developing their adult teeth, teenagers with newly emerged wisdom teeth, and older adults dealing with decreased salivary flow due to certain medications or health issues can all benefit tremendously from these treatments.
  • Patients with High Risk of Cavities: The depth of cavity risk can vary significantly from person to person. Those with particularly deep crevices in their teeth, a penchant for frequent snacking, poor hygiene, or various genetic conditions that affect enamel strength are great candidates for the extra boost that in-office fluoride delivery can offer.


The Fluoride Treatment Process

The fluoride treatment is a non-invasive and quick process. After a thorough professional dental cleaning, we will apply fluoride to your teeth, giving your smile an extra layer of protection. 


Knowing how to care for your teeth after a fluoride treatment is essential to maximizing its benefits and ensuring your dental health progression stays on track.

  • No Eating or Drinking: Avoid consuming food or drink for at least 30 minutes after the treatment to allow the fluoride to be fully absorbed.
  • Soft Toothbrushes: We encourage patients to use soft toothbrushes to brush their teeth to prevent scratching the newly treated enamel. 
  • Consider Diet: Foods and drinks with high acid content should be avoided at all costs, as they can counteract the benefits of fluoride.


Fluoride Treatment in Millersville, MD

Fluoride treatment at Dr. Brian Valle, P.A. is an excellent way to add an extra layer of protection to your teeth to fend off the relentless assault of cavities. Dr. Valle and his team strongly encourage all patients to receive this preventative dental treatment that will help to protect your smile from cavities. Schedule your next dental check-up today and ask how fluoride treatment can help you.