Fluoride is an amazingly useful mineral as it helps to harden teeth, protecting them against tooth decay and we will want to ensure your child receives just the right amount for the best dental health. We can talk to you about fluoride as it is found in some foods and in drinking water, as well as in toothpaste. Our dentist in Woombye may also suggest fluoride treatments.
What Type of Treatments Could Help My Child?
We can apply fluoride topically to their teeth in a number of different ways. One method is to use mouth trays with fluoride gel or foam and these are simply worn for a few minutes at the end of a check-up. Another option is to use fluoride varnish. This is painted onto their teeth and the varnish is left to penetrate for several hours or even overnight until it is brushed off. Your child will still be able to eat and drink normally during this time. Yet another choice is to get them to swish with professional strength fluoride mouthwash at the end of their check-up. We can also prescribe fluoride supplements.
Our Woombye dentist will discuss all possible options with you and your child when you visit Woombye Dental to make sure they get the very best choice for their needs. We are located at 31 Blackall Street, Woombye QLD 4559. Or you can contact us on (07) 5442 2136.