Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride Treatment

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes how critical it is to receive the right amount of fluoride to control and prevent cavities. It is known in the dental industry that people who consume the right amount of fluoridated water (starting from birth) will have about 35% less decay throughout their adult years.

If there was a way to decrease your chances of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, wouldn’t you do it?

Our dentists are ready to get your teeth and gums in tip-top shape, and fluoride treatments are a great start!

Our in-office fluoride treatments at Babylon Dental Care include:

  • Voco-Pro Fluoride Varnish
  • Pro-den RX 2.0% Neutral Sodium Fluoride Rinse

We also offer options for at-home treatments, including:

  • MI Paste
  • Prescription Fluoride Toothpaste
  • All Natural Toothpaste and Tonic

Why do you need in-office fluoride treatments?

Our patients ask us this question quite often. Here’s why routine, 6-month fluoride treatments are important for healthy teeth and gums:

  • The presence of fluoride slows down (or stops) the process inhibiting harmful bacteria from causing cavities. Fluoride acts as a protective barrier against the bacteria hardening or mineralizing on the tooth’s surface.
  • If your teeth are already harmed by bacteria-causing agents, fluoride can help to repair or remineralize them. Fluoride will not repair cavities by any means, but it can help to prevent new cavities.
  • If your tap water at home does not contain a sufficient amount of fluoride, chances are high that your teeth lack enough fluoride.
  • If you do not intake enough fluoride for healthy teeth, you are running the risk of developing tooth decay (which can also lead to periodontal or gum disease down the road).
  • Routine treatments from our dentists give that extra boost of fluoride your teeth need, and also help with tooth sensitivity.

What is the recommended fluoride intake?

So just how much fluoride should you and your family be consuming? The fact is that you and your family (especially your children) should consume fluoride on a daily basis.

  • We recommend finding out how much fluoride is in your tap water that you cook with and drink. If you find out that your tap water does not have enough fluoride, our dentists can recommend ways for you and your family to get an appropriate amount.
  • To find out the water fluoridation level, you can contact your water supplier, local public health authority, or another knowledgeable source.
  • We can also help you determine, based on your water’s fluoridation levels, the proper amount that you should consume on a daily basis.

Fluoride treatments for kids

  • Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Silvia, also recommends that your children receive the proper amount of fluoride every day.
  • If your child consistently drinks well water, bottled water, or un-fluoridated tap water, Dr. Silvia recommends that he or she receive fluoride another way (i.e. in-office fluoride treatments, dietary fluoride supplements).
  • There are also toothpastes that contain certain amounts of fluoride, too.

If you are concerned that you’re not consuming enough fluoride, please call us to schedule your appointment. We are more than happy to answer all of your questions and to give you recommendations when possible. We highly recommend scheduling your in-office fluoride treatment appointment, too!

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Testimonials

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“I have never been to a dentist office that is sooo welcoming. I am not a fan of going to the dentist at all but when my sister recommended to try them, my thoughts about the dentist completely changed. This dentist office is very professional and do really care about the patient. I was amazed at the follow up phone call, email, and text! I highly recommend this dentist office to anyone and everyone.”

Jill S. from West Babylon

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“Babylon Dental is the best! They are very flexible with their appointments and I am always greeted with a smile. I never have to wait very long once I am in the office and everyone is very professional. A truly great dental practice!”

Lesley E. from West Babylon

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“This whole practice is wonderful!!! EVERYONE!! I used to panic going to the dentist, but this office made me finally do the right thing and take care of my teeth. Never thought I’d like going to the dentist… Thanks to all of the dentists and everyone who works there…”

Diane W. from West Islip

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“I guess I could write this about every visit we’ve had for the past 25 years or so. Every visit we have, we’re treated like family…the good ones. Our options are always explained so we understand them & nothing is ever pushed on us. Thank you to everyone there.”

Robert U. from Lindenhurst

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“I always LOVE my experience at Babylon Dental! Everybody is so kind, from the receptionist at the front to the billing staff on the way out. The dentists are thorough, friendly, and very attentive. The dental assistants are so knowledgeable and warm! This is the ONLY dentist I would ever consider going to. Keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing you all again!”

Erin M. from West Babylon

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“This is the kindest, most compassionate office I have ever been to. Every person on staff is polite and courteous; not something you see too often these days. I ‘hated’ going to the dentist so much that I would only go when I had a problem. Since I started using Babylon Dental about 8 years ago, I go 2 to 3 times a year for a cleaning and just to make sure everything’s ok. I recommend this practice to everyone I know!”

Nancie P. from West Babylon

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“Everything went very well. The procedure was almost painless, and since it was my first cavity filling, I was surprised at how easy it was. Everyone was very nice and willing to answer any questions I had.”

Andrew L. from West Islip

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“The staff at Babylon Dental Care are by far the most professional people I’ve encountered. I was greeted with a smile from the minute I walked in and that continued throughout my entire visit. The office from the waiting room to the exam room were immaculate. Everything that was done during my visit was explained to me in detail which helps for someone with a fear of the dentist. The best experience I’ve ever had at a dental office.””

Nickesha J. from Lindenhurst

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“If you have a fear of the dentist, Babylon Dental Care is the place for you. I always have an amazing experience when I visit Babylon Dental Care and I used to be someone who was very afraid of the dentist. I highly recommend this dental practice for all of your dental needs. Fantastic group!”

Robert P. from Freeport

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“Who knew! I have always been afraid of the dentist because of a bad experience 25 years ago. This office renewed my comfort, and gave me the confidence to move forward and take care of dental work that should have been done years ago. The staff doctors and office personnel were so caring and receptive to my fear.”

Loretta P. from Bay Shore

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“I have been a patient of Babylon Dental since Dr. Brown’s Office was originally in TSS shopping Center- perhaps 26 years now? I am always pleased with the high quality, professional care that I receive. I would not go anywhere else! Also, Maritza is a wonderful dental hygienist!”

Peter G. from Bating Hollow

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“As a new patient, I was impressed by each staff member’s level of professionalism, friendliness, and knowledge. Dr. Brown gave me a thorough explanation of what was causing my dental issues, and how they could be fixed. I left feeling confident that I was in really good hands.”

Alexandra H. from Lindenhurst

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“As always, Dr. Brown made my experience most memorable! I look forward to coming, believe it or not.”

Marie D. from Babylon

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“First the reception area was beautifully decorated. Your office runs very smoothly and efficiently, plus the staff are professional, friendly and great at what they do. Best run office I’ve ever seen.”

Michael C. from North Babylon

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“Amazing. I am deathly afraid, and have been hurt by many dentists. But Melody, who did my x-rays and cleaning, was great. I was amazed how much they actually CARED about how I felt and was doing. Dr. Brown who read my x-rays sat and just talked To me not at me for a good 15/20 minutes. Didn't suggest root canals, posts n crowns, yell at me about my missing back teeth. He just talked to me about what is currently going on and his best suggestions to care for it, which didn't include root canals, extraction etc. Therefore I would highly recommend them. And thank you for a really positive experience”

Pat M from Patchogue

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“From the call center ( Jo ) to the front desk ( Jennifer) and of course Dr. Peck , highly recommended. They are professional and truly concerned about the patient's experience”

Boni M from Babylon

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“I am not one to write reviews but I always have such a pleasant experience at this office, so I felt the need to share. The staff is friendly, the wait is short, it's easy to get appointments (especially because of their long hours) and it's super clean. Thank you, Babylon Dental Care!”

Jacqueline C from Sayville

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“Everyone is always nice and sooooo patient. I would highly recommend this office to anyone that has a fear of going to the dentist. They also do wonderful community outreach! Very happy with the work they do!”

Andrea B from West Babylon

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“The staff is so wonderful! Best experience I’ve ever had a dentist office by far. They offer the cutest “comfort bar” with tons of options to make you feel right at home. Not many people can say that they actually enjoyed their time at the dentist, but I 100% can!! Looking forward to coming back for my next cleaning!”

Rachael L from Patchogue