Prevent Decay With A Fluoride Treatment
Decrease Cavities and Fillings
Do you dread going to the dentist, even if it is for a routine clean? We have the solution for you! Today, fluoride treatments are quick and simple treatments to prevent the harmful build-up of bacteria, thereby preventing cavities and decay. Now that is something to smile about!
At Noosa Family Dental we are all about preventative care and are proud to provide one treatment on the market and offer a range of exciting benefits that are ideal for patients prone to tooth decay.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. It is a mineral that helps to rebuild tooth enamel and reverse the early signs of tooth decay by making it resistant to acid attacks from plaque and bacteria build-up. It is especially important for young children as this provides them with a positive foundation for strong teeth and overall dental health.
Our bodies take in fluoride in two ways, Systematically and topically. Topical fluoride works to strengthen already developed teeth and enamel, making them more resistant to decay. This is done through caring for our teeth with toothpaste, mouth rinses and dental treatments.
Systematic fluoride strengthens both developing and already developed teeth. We gain this through the food we eat and the water we drink. It can also be taken in the form of supplement drops and gels that are prescribed by a dentist or physician.
Fluoride Treatment By Noosa Experts
Invest In Your Smile
In the hands of seasoned professionals, fluoride treatments are an excellent way to keep your mouth and health healthier for longer. It has been found to lead to a 30% decreased risk of developing cavities, needing fillings, or having teeth removed. It is a quick and simple process that typically only takes a few minutes to apply! At request, a fluoride treatment can be placed on your teeth after they have been cleaned.
Our treatment involves a foam swished in the mouth for 30 seconds. These treatments have much more fluoride than your traditional toothpaste or drinking water, making them a highly effective dental treatment. After the treatment is applied, it is required that you do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after the application allowing the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Here the enamel of your teeth is repaired and the lost calcium and phosphorus is replenished.
The Benefits of Fluoride Treatments
Improving Your Smile, and Health!
It's never too late to start practising a healthy oral hygiene routine. While it is an important treatment for young children, fluoride treatments are just as important for adults with benefits everyone can appreciate. Over time different liquids and food will begin to break down the enamel on your teeth. Once this enamel is broken through, it can begin to break down the inner sections of your teeth, leading to decay and, eventually, painful infections. Benefits include:
Protecting your enamel
One of the most well-known benefits of these treatments is its ability to protect your tooth's enamel. Over time your enamel will begin to wear down and form small cracks, leaving it vulnerable to damage and is the primary reason that cavities appear. Fluoride treatments work by protecting against these acids from corroding through your enamel and exposing the inner sections of your tooth.
Putting lost minerals back into your teeth
Acid does much more than simply breaking down the enamel in your teeth. They destroy the minerals that keep your teeth strong and healthy. Once the acids have broken down your enamel, they move on to eating away at these minerals. By simply brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and scheduling regular fluoride treatments, you work to rebuild the inner sections of your teeth and make them as good as new.
Works to prevent cavities and tooth decay
If you don't already have cavities, there is a good chance that you will at some point in your life. While it may not seem like a huge problem to start with, if left untreated, and can lead to extensive decay, discomfort and infection. By protecting and strengthening the teeth with fluoride treatments, you can help prevent this from happening.