COVID 19

We are open during the current mandate. Our hours are limited as well as the treatment we can perform. We can treat urgent dental issues, just not routine care that can be postponed. We will be scheduling 1 patient at a time and disinfect the lobby area after each visit. Our protocol for surface disinfection has always been designed to eliminate HIV and Hepatitis viruses as well as tuberculosis spores.

If you have a question about any dental treatment, please call 858-879-6709.

Dan Stragier D.D.S.

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Fluoride Treatments

Children and some adults are particularly susceptible to tooth decay, which can compromise teeth and be a hassle to address.

Fluoride protects teeth from erosion and, in turn, reduces the risk of cavities.

That sounds great! But how does it work?

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How Fluoride Keeps Teeth Strong

Prevents Decay

By making teeth more resistant to the acids found in plaque, fluoride can protect you from cavities and reverse early decay.

Provides More Concentrated Treatment

Though fluoride is often found in toothpastes and mouth rinses, it is delivered at a higher concentration in professional gels, solutions, and varnishes

Protects Adults and Children Alike

While most often recommended for children, fluoride can benefit adults who are more vulnerable to cavities, including those with gum disease, dry mouth conditions, or restorations.

Illustration of fluoride gel as it is applied to smile Illustration of fluoride gel as it is applied to smile

If You or Your Child are Prone to Cavities, You Have the Power to Fight Them

*According to research on children and adults published by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Child with missing teeth smiling as fluoride is applied to their teeth Child with missing teeth smiling as fluoride is applied to their teeth

Why Pay for Preventive Care When I Can Treat a Cavity?

The cost of a typical fluoride application is about $30 to $50. In contrast, fillings generally cost about $90 to $250, and crowns about $500 to $2,500 per tooth. 

While a crown can take up to two weeks to fabricate and place, varnish takes only a few minutes to apply.

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Choose Your Method of Delivery

Fluoride treatment comes in many forms. If you would prefer to avoid trays and gel, your dentist can use varnish. This is gently painted on the front, back, and top of teeth and will harden in seconds. The entire procedure takes no more than two minutes. Simply leave the varnish on for six hours (you can return to normal activities immediately), and remove it with a toothbrush later in the day.

Fluoride treatment is a quick and easy way to protect the health and longevity of your or your child’s smile. At such a low cost, it is a no-brainer! Talk to your dentist today to learn more.

Balboa Dental Care Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime

For over 30 years, Dr. Daniel Stragier at Balboa Dental Care has provided patients with comprehensive, personalized service. Our office uses state-of-the-art technology, and Dr. Stragier holds membership in:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • San Diego Implant Study Club

Contact us online or call our office at (858) 541-1844 to schedule an appointment today!

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