At Wellington Dental in London, our family dentists provide fluoride treatment to help make teeth resistant to decay and maintain a healthy smile.
What is a fluoride treatment?
Acid from plaque and bacteria in the mouth can cause tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent cavities and can help repair teeth in the very early microscopic stages of tooth decay.
A fluoride treatment is applied directly to the tooth surface after the teeth have been professionally cleaned.
These treatments take just a few minutes and are available in the form of a rinse, foam or varnish.
If you are at high risk of developing cavities, we may also recommend over the counter products such as fluoride gels, mouth rinses or antibacterial mouth rinses.
When is a fluoride treatment recommended?Regular fluoride treatments are recommended for adults and children. Below are some factors that may increase the risk of developing cavities, and reasons why a fluoride treatment may be recommended for you: