Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in some foods and drinking water. It is important for good dental health as fluoride helps to harden tooth enamel, increasing resistance to sugars and to acid erosion caused by plaque bacteria.
Vogue Family Dental may recommend fluoride treatments for children as a preventative dental procedure, reducing the risk of tooth decay. We assess every child’s risk of tooth decay so we can provide the most appropriate form of fluoride treatment where required.
Fluoride can be applied topically to teeth in several different ways. We may use fluoride gel in mouth trays which are left in the mouth for several minutes. Another method is to use fluoride varnish that is painted onto clean teeth and left to penetrate the tooth enamel for several hours before being brushed off. Our dentist may also prescribe additional supplements if we feel your child isn’t receiving sufficient fluoride.
For appointments, please call us on (02) 6291 5533. We are located at 2/26 Benham St, Chisholm ACT 2905.