Are you witnessing the first signs of tooth decay? Fluoride treatment may be the perfect solution to your problem. The benefits of this treatment have been well-known and documented for the last 50 years. Fluoride has been scientifically proven to be one of the best agents to prevent tooth decay.
When Do You Require Fluoride Treatment?
Signs of deep pits or fissures on teeth’s chewing surfaces
History of dental decay
Exposed and sensitive root surfaces
Poor oral hygiene habits
Excessive intake of sugar and carbohydrates
Inadequate exposure to fluorides
Insufficient saliva flow due to illness, treatments or medications
How Does Fluoride Treatment Work?
There are two types of fluoride treatment that we currently offer...
- Topical Fluoride: Topical fluoride strengthens fully erupted teeth by seeping into the outer surface of the enamel. This helps in preventing tooth decay by increasing resistance to bacteria. We recommend and professionally administer fluoride to children and adults twice a year during dental check-ups. We use a special fluoride treatment which stays on the teeth longer than over-the-counter products.
- Systemic Fluoride: This type of fluoride helps in strengthening fully erupted teeth, as well as those that are developing under the gums. For infants, we advise the use of fluoride supplements in the form of drops or gels, while tablets are best suited for children and teenagers. We administer fluoride supplements very carefully and treatment is monitored regularly.