Fluoride Treatment

Helping make teeth strong and healthy

Fluoride, calcium and phosphate are minerals found naturally in water and many foods as well as in toothpaste. It’s these minerals that help increase the strength of tooth enamel, making it more resistant to food acid and contribute to the prevention of tooth decay.

A fluoride treatment is advisable for children who have, or are at risk, of developing cavities. It’s a very simple, pain-free process completed by one of our dental team.

Firstly, the teeth are cleaned to remove any food debris or plaque build-up. Then a high concentrate fluoride foam or gel is placed into a dental tray (which is like a small mouthguard), and placed over the teeth for a few minutes. Sometimes a fluoride varnish may be used. This is painted on to the tooth surface.

After the fluoride treatment is complete your child shouldn’t eat or drink for 30 minutes. This will ensure the fluoride has penetrated into the teeth.