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Fluoride Treatments Port Macquarie

Build strong teeth and prevent cavities with fluoride treatments offered at Port Macquarie Dental Centre.

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that helps build strong teeth and prevent cavities.

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Fluoride treatments are professional treatments at Port Macquarie Dental Centre containing a high concentration of fluoride that your dentist will apply to your teeth to improve health and reduce the risk of cavities.

These in-office treatments may take the form of a solution, gel, foam, or varnish.

There are also some high-concentration fluoride treatments that people can use at home but only under the specific direction of your Port Macquarie dentist.

The fluoride dentists use in these treatments is similar to the fluoride in toothpaste. However, the treatment contains much higher doses and may offer more rapid benefits.

Fluoride works in two ways:

  1. Systemic fluoride is swallowed, including fluoridated water and dietary fluoride supplements.
  2. Topical fluoride is applied directly to the teeth through toothpaste, mouth rinses and treatments at the dentist’s office.

Although most people get fluoride from food and water, sometimes it is not enough to help prevent decay.

Your dentist may recommend using home and/or professional fluoride treatments because of the following:

  • Deep pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth
  • Exposed and sensitive tooth roots
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Frequent sugar and carbohydrate intake
  • Inadequate fluoride exposure
  • Inadequate saliva flow due to certain medical conditions, medical treatments or medications
  • Recent history of tooth decay
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Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

Here are some of the amazing benefits of fluoride treatments in Port Macquarie:

  • Prevent tooth decay
  • Slow the growth of cavities
  • Reduce existing tooth decay
  • Strengthen tooth enamel
  • Repair weak tooth enamel

Fluoride Treatment Procedure in Port Macquarie

Your Port Macquarie dentist provides professional fluoride treatments in a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish form. The treatment may be applied via swab, brush, tray, or mouthwash.

These treatments have much more fluoride than your water or toothpaste. Fluoride treatments only take a few minutes to apply. You may be asked not to eat or drink for 30 minutes after the treatment so the fluoride can fully absorb.

Always give your Port Macquarie dentist your full health history in order to choose the right treatments for you.

At-Home Care

Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps prevent cavities. It restores minerals to tooth enamel and prevents harmful bacteria from building up in the mouth. Overdosing on fluoride can cause negative complications.

Oral health greatly affects other bodily functions and overall health.

To take good care of your mouth:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time
  • Floss once per day
  • Avoid sugary snacks and beverages
  • Don’t smoke
  • Visit your Port Macquarie dentist at least twice a year

Fluoride Treatments in Port Macquarie

If you have a good chance of getting cavities, fluoride treatments from your Port Macquarie dentist can help you.

Consult with your Port Macquarie dentist today!

Fluoride Treatments in Port Macquarie

Call us on (02) 6583 1711 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter and occurs naturally in water sources and in certain foods and beverages, but the levels vary widely.
How does fluoride prevent tooth decay?
Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride can also prevent or even reverse existing tooth decay.
How do I know if my child receives enough fluoride protection?
Your Port Macquarie dentist is able to evaluate your child’s risk of developing tooth decay and advise you of an appropriate level of fluoride protection.

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