Protect Your Teeth from Cavities with Fluoride Treatments

Dr. John W. Dovgan in Phoenix, AZ, provides professional fluoride treatments that can strengthen enamel and prevent cavities. These treatments can be beneficial for children and adults. Depending on the state of your oral health and your propensity for developing cavities, a fluoride treatment may be appropriate every three, six, or 12 months. Preventative dental care is vital to your oral health, and can save you from needing more extensive and costly treatments in the future. Our family-friendly practice has been serving the community for nearly 30 years. We take pride in providing quality dental care, and our team commits to creating a comfortable environment for the most pleasant experience possible.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral found in water, air, soil, and living organisms. Most municipal water supplies contain added fluoride. In the field of dentistry, fluoride is used to strengthen the enamel of the teeth. When sugary foods are consumed, acidic bacteria levels rise, resulting in the demineralization of tooth enamel. Fluoride helps to remineralize your enamel, protecting your teeth from decay and keeping them strong and healthy.

Cavities and Your Oral Health

If left untreated, decay can cause cavities and infection, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Certain factors can contribute to a higher risk of cavities. These include:

  • Poor diet
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Dry mouth
  • Not visiting the dentist regularly
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • High levels of oral bacteria
  • Enamel defects
  • Exposed root surfaces
  • Undergoing radiation therapy
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatment can prevent - and to a degree, reverse - enamel degradation.

Benefits of Professional Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride can be found in various over-the-counter products, such as toothpaste and mouth rinses. While these are useful in supplementing your oral health, professional fluoride treatments contain a higher concentration of fluoride and are recommended as a safe and effective treatment.

Most insurance plans cover the cost of fluoride treatment for minors, making it a simple and affordable way to set the stage for a lifetime of outstanding oral health.

Receiving Fluoride Treatment

Professional fluoride is applied as a varnish, gel, or foam, and the treatment typically only takes a few minutes. Depending on the method used, the fluoride will either be applied directly to the teeth or placed in a mouth guard. After approximately five minutes, your teeth will be rinsed and dried. Dr. Dovgan may recommend avoiding food and beverages for about 30 minutes following treatment.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Fluoride treatment is a safe and effective method of preventative care. Routine cleanings, examinations, and fluoride treatments can prevent decay and save you money in the future. Small investments now can yield a lifetime of advantages. Most insurance plans cover the cost of fluoride treatment for minors, making it a simple and affordable way to set the stage for a lifetime of outstanding oral health. If you would like to learn more about fluoride treatment for yourself or your child, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dovgan. You can contact us online anytime, or call our office at (602) 867-1899.

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3841 E Thunderbird Rd,
Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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The Perfect Autumn
16:57 08 Oct 19
As a new patient, I recently visited this dental office and left very pleased after my first visit. Both the dentist and his staff were very warm and welcoming. I hadn't been to a dentist in a few years and this alone was adding to my uneasiness about setting up an appointment for an exam, and then dealing with which dentist to choose on top of it all? (Like many things, putting off a visit to the dentist is never a wise move.) After sorting through many reviews I then settled on Dr. Dovgan's office and was glad I did. Both Dr. Dovgan and his staff had me feeling very at ease in no time. I found this dental location to be equipped with all the latest modern technology, very stylish & clean and not rushed for time...nowadays, a pleasant surprise. (...Also, special praise here to dental hygienist "Sonata" for her gentle approach and also for really taking the time to conduct a thorough exam and cleaning of my teeth & gums. Thanks, Girl!!) Additionally, also nice was the ample, easy access parking and the comparability in pricing to the many other dentists out there. :)Upon leaving I felt I had made the right choice for myself in trusting Dr. Dovgan and his team of professionals with my dental concerns and I learned that even though my end results were not perfect ( -due to my own actions- ), they were better than anticipated and attainable. If you've (too) been playing dental roulette, procrastinating out of fear of the unknown ( -"unknown as in: "what's really going on inside my mouth??" -or- "which unknown dental office should I choose from??"- ) then this dentist and his team may be the place for you to try, as well. I wouldn't hesitate at all in recommending Dr. Dovgan's dental services. Thank you for my positive visit to the dentist!! :)Remove review
Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.