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Ashburton Fluoride Treatments

Young girl hugging grandmotherA natural mineral contained in water and food, fluoride strengthens teeth and prevents decay by making them more resistant to the acid attacks from sugar and plaque. If you lack fluoride in your diet, your teeth are more prone to cavities and decay.

The outer surface of your teeth is made up of a hard substance called enamel. Bacteria and sugar attack this layer, causing weakening referred to as demineralisation. If you consume food and water with fluoride, phosphate and calcium, your enamel will be strengthened, called remineralisation.

Getting the Fluoride You Need

When the teeth are undergoing development, fluoride intake is essential. If not taken in by food and drink, supplements can suffice, which we’ll be happy to advise you on. Fluoride toothpaste and mouthwashes also help. Fluoride treatments are a great option for children and adults who have a high risk of decay.

What do Fluoride Treatments Involve?

At Cambridge Dental, the simple process starts with a cleaning that removes food debris or staining. Then, a highly concentrated fluoride gel or foam is put into a dental tray that’s applied to teeth and left on for a period. Alternatively, painting a fluoride varnish on the teeth is available. Refrain from eating or drinking for 30 minutes following treatment, allowing for full penetration of the fluoride.

Promoting Healthy Teeth at Cambridge Dental

If you’d like to learn more about improving your oral health, or want to discuss getting the look you’ve always wanted, contact Cambridge Dental today! We’ll be happy to talk about your concerns or get you scheduled for your first appointment.


Fluoride Treatments Ashburton, Glen Iris VIC | (03) 9885 4281