Strengthening your teeth
What is this treatment?
Every day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth’s enamel layer through two processes, demineralisation and remineralisation.
Fluoride treatment is the delivery of fluoride to the teeth, to make them more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It repairs rather than prevents damage to the teeth, causing the mineral fluorapatite to be incorporated into the damaged tooth enamel.
Is this treatment for me?
Anyone who is at risk of dental decay is a good candidate for fluoride treatment.
The benefits of this treatment are
- Fluoride helps speed remineralisation
- Fluoride counteracts the breakdown of the teeth from lactic acid producing bacteria
- It reverses early decay