Fluoride Treatment in Forest Hill
Fluoride Treatment: protect teeth from decay
At our dental practice, we believe in providing our patients with the best possible oral care. This includes preventative measures such as fluoride treatments, which can help to protect teeth from decay and strengthen enamel.
What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in many foods and water sources. It is also commonly added to dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. Fluoride works by strengthening tooth enamel, which is the hard outer layer of the tooth. This helps to prevent cavities and other dental issues.
How Does Fluoride Treatment Work?
Fluoride treatment is a simple and painless procedure that can be performed at our dental practice. It involves the application of a fluoride gel or foam to the teeth. The fluoride is left on the teeth for a few minutes to allow it to be absorbed into the enamel. After this, the excess fluoride is removed, and the teeth are rinsed.
The Benefits of Fluoride Treatment:
There are many benefits to fluoride treatment, including:
- Preventing tooth decay: Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay.
- Protecting against gum disease: Fluoride can help to reduce inflammation in the gums, which can prevent gum disease.
- Reducing sensitivity: Fluoride can help to reduce tooth sensitivity, making it easier to eat and drink.
- Promoting overall oral health: By preventing tooth decay and gum disease, fluoride can help to promote overall oral health.
Why Fluoride Treatment is Important:
Fluoride treatment is important for maintaining good oral health because it can help to prevent dental issues such as cavities and gum disease. These issues can be painful, expensive to treat, and can lead to more serious health problems if left untreated. By receiving regular fluoride treatments, patients can help to protect their teeth and maintain good oral health.
How much Fluoride do you require?
When it comes to children below the age of three, it is advisable to apply a thin layer of fluoride toothpaste to their toothbrush, covering no more than half of the bristles. As for children aged three to six, it is recommended to use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. It is essential to ensure that they spit out the toothpaste while brushing.
What happens during a professional Fluoride treatment?
A fluoride treatment at the dentist usually takes only a few minutes.
- There are several forms of fluoride, including gels, solutions, foams, and varnishes
- A cotton swab or brush is usually used to apply it, or it is rubbed in the mouth for a few minutes with a tray.
- To allow the fluoride to penetrate the teeth and repair the enamel, you may not rinse, eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after the treatment.
- In order for your dentist to choose the right treatment for you, please let him or her know your health history.
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Payment Options / Plans
Payment plans are essentially loans, which can support you in managing the high cost of dental treatment. Rather than paying for your dental work in an upfront lumpsum, a payment plan allows you to pay in instalments over a period of time. We have onboard, payment plan service providers who will make your payment plan’s instalments even more affordable.
There are several payment options available at our surgery including Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card, HICAPS, AMEX and Direct Deposit.