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Fluoride Treatments

Stronger Teeth with Expert Fluoride Treatments

Step into a world where every smile is fortified with strength. At Vlass and Merritt Dental Care in Roswell, GA, our expert fluoride treatments provide the shield your teeth need against decay and everyday wear. By replenishing essential minerals, we help you maintain peak oral health and ensure your smile is as resilient as it is radiant. Embrace the benefits of a professional touch for a robust, cavity-resistant smile.

Customized Fluoride Therapy Plans

At Vlass & Merritt Dental Care, we understand that each patient has unique dental needs. That's why we offer customized fluoride therapy plans tailored to your specific risk factors and oral health concerns. Whether you're prone to cavities or have sensitive teeth, our skilled dental team will develop a personalized treatment approach to help strengthen and protect your smile.

Professional Application Techniques

Our dental professionals are trained in the latest techniques for applying fluoride treatments safely and effectively. Whether through in-office applications or take-home kits, we ensure that the fluoride is applied evenly and thoroughly to maximize its benefits for your teeth. With our expertise and attention to detail, you can trust that you're receiving the highest standard of care during your fluoride treatment.

Comprehensive Preventive Care

Fluoride treatments are just one component of our comprehensive preventive care approach at Vlass & Merritt Dental Care. In addition to fluoride, we offer regular dental cleanings, sealants, and patient education to help you maintain a healthy smile for life. By combining these preventive measures, we strive to minimize the risk of dental problems and keep your teeth and gums in optimal condition.

Strengthen Your Smile with Fluoride Treatments

Vlass & Merritt Dental Care offers fluoride treatments to strengthen and protect your teeth against decay and cavities. Our fluoride treatments are safe, effective, and suitable for patients of all ages, providing an added layer of defense to promote optimal oral health and maintain a bright, healthy smile.

Fluoride Treatments FAQ's

Fluoride treatment is a preventive dental procedure that involves applying fluoride to the teeth to strengthen enamel, remineralize weakened areas, and help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride can be applied topically in the form of a gel, foam, varnish, or rinse during a dental visit, or it can be obtained through fluoridated toothpaste, mouthwash, and drinking water.

Fluoride works by remineralizing the enamel, the outer protective layer of the teeth, making it more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and acidic foods and beverages. Fluoride also inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth and can reverse early stages of tooth decay by promoting remineralization of enamel lesions before they progress to cavities.

Fluoride treatment is beneficial for individuals of all ages, but it is particularly important for children and adolescents during the formative years of tooth development when enamel is still maturing and vulnerable to decay. However, adults with a high risk of cavities, such as those with dry mouth, gum recession, or a history of frequent cavities, may also benefit from fluoride treatments to strengthen and protect their teeth.

Fluoride treatment can be administered in various forms, including fluoride gels, foams, varnishes, rinses, and prescription-strength toothpaste. In-office fluoride treatments typically involve the application of a fluoride varnish or gel to the teeth, which is left on for a specified period to allow for absorption. Over-the-counter fluoride products such as toothpaste and mouthwash also contain fluoride but at lower concentrations and are used for daily maintenance of oral health.

Yes, fluoride treatment is safe when used as directed by dental professionals. The fluoride concentrations used in dental products and treatments are carefully regulated to ensure effectiveness and safety. However, excessive fluoride intake, particularly during early childhood when teeth are still developing, can lead to dental fluorosis, a condition characterized by white spots or streaks on the teeth. Dental professionals take into account individual risk factors and tailor fluoride treatment recommendations accordingly.

Read Our 5-Star Ratings

We are new patients to the practice and have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Joseph Merritt. Dr. Merritt is currently treating my mom who is 90 years old and helping her with some aging gum and teeth issues. The technology that Dr. MERRITT has introduced us to has been absolutely incredible but with technology comes questions. Dr. MERRITT took the time to explain everything to us, step-by-step and answered each and every question. He took his time and made sure Mom understood what he was recommending and why. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and caring approach to each conversation. We just returned from our second visit and again can report another great experience and the communication with the practice has been excellent. Kim coordinated all the transfer of mom’s dental records within an hour, so our visits have been very thorough. Did I mention the amazing technology? It is worth repeating. I am so relieved my mom is in excellent hands and we will be returning to continue the treatments Dr. MERRITT has recommended.
Dr. Vlass is my dentist even though I drive 1.5 hours to his office. I trust his judgment and he does a terrific job with my teeth. As I am advanced in years, and he has had to deal with some sensitive conditions in my mouth with outstanding results. I highly recommend their practice.
Have you ever thought you would take the time to give a dentist a review...let alone 5 stars? Well, me neither, until now. My business is all about relationships, so I pay attention when someone else values and understands that relationships are everything too. Joey Merritt, not only gets it, he embraces it. His actions and professionalism forced me to leave a dental practice that my entire family was immensely happy with when one emergency issue was treated with immediate concern at the expense of his personal time. Prior to Joey meeting me in a bad moment, the only thing we knew about each other was that my wife played tennis with his mom. What I learned after that about him was more than enough to immediately come home and tell my family that we had a new friend and dentist for life. True story.
I LOVE Dr. Merritt! He's so kind and compassionate. He's an incredible dentist! His staff is also on the same level. I've been going there for years. I first saw Dr. Vlass, then Dr. Merritt when he joined the practice. I can't recommend them enough!!
I feel that the staff listens to my concerns when I call and they try to schedule me as soon as possible. When I am seen I am confident of their care of my teeth and dental concerns. The staff is very professional! I have been seen by Dr Vlass and Dr Merritt and both are very caring and exceptional dentists. This is an outstanding dental practice! I love my dentists!!

Enhance Your Oral Health with Fluoride Treatments

Take proactive steps to protect your smile with fluoride treatments at Vlass & Merritt Dental Care. Our customized fluoride therapy plans, professional application techniques, and comprehensive preventive care approach ensure that your teeth receive the vital protection they need to stay strong and healthy. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about how fluoride treatments can benefit you.

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Barry L. Vlass, DMD

Dr. Barry Vlass graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in biology in 1976. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, Massachusetts where he obtained his doctorate in dental medicine (D.M.D.) in 1981.

He began practicing dentistry in Roswell in 1981. Dr. Vlass has enjoyed a successful career in dentistry due to his sincere commitment to continuing education and providing his patients with the latest technology in the field of dentistry.

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Joseph Merritt, DMD

Dr. Joseph Merritt grew up and currently resides in Roswell, Ga., and he is a proud alumnus of Roswell High School. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry.

The driving force of Dr. Merritt’s career is his calling to serve others locally and in communities with limited access to dental care. He has volunteered on multiple dental mission trips to Nicaragua and Jamaica. Dr. Merritt also volunteered at a Free Day of Dentistry several years in a row in Savannah, Ga., where he started his career in dentistry.

Dr. Merritt specializes in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He is also a certified Invisalign provider and extensively trained in dental implants.

Outside of the office, Dr. Merritt enjoys golfing, working out, playing cornhole, and spending time with family and friends — especially with his wife Kellie, daughter Lenny, and dog Lady. Anytime you want to talk about Georgia sports… he’s your guy!

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