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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride TreatmentFluoride is a beneficial natural element for children’s developing teeth, and for maintaining the health of adult teeth. Found naturally in water, the atmosphere and many foods, when absorbed into bones and tooth enamel, fluoride makes them stronger and more resistant to fractures and decay.

Although most people receive fluoride from food and water, sometimes it is not enough to help prevent decay. In a process called remineralisation, fluoride treatment can help repair damage caused by dental decay, to make sure your teeth stay strong, white and healthy.

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Fluoride works in two ways:

Topical fluoride strengthens teeth once they have erupted, seeping into the outer surface of the tooth enamel and making it more resistant to decay.  Topical fluoride is applied with dental products such as toothpaste, mouth rinses, and gels.  Dentists and dental hygienists generally recommend that children have a professional application of fluoride twice a year.

Systemic fluoride strengthens the teeth that have erupted, as well as those that are developing under the gums.  Systemic fluoride is gained from most foods and our water supplies, or as a supplement in drop or gel form prescribed by your dentist or physician. Generally, fluoride drops are recommended for infants and tablets for children up through the teen years. 

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Pyrmont Dental Practice

The Atrium
Shop T4.1, 60 Union Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
T: 02 9660 3988
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Sylvania Waters Dental Practice

The Sylvania Waters Centre
near 12 Murrumbidgee Ave
Sylvania Waters NSW 2224
T: 02 9522 3686
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Illawong Dental Practice

Illawong Village.
F8, 273 Fowler Rd, Illawong, NSW 2234
T: 02 9532 0066
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