What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that is found in some foods and water supplies. It is great for teeth as it helps to harden tooth enamel, reducing the risk of cavities.
How Can I Tell if My Child is Getting Enough Fluoride?
It is important to make sure your child receives adequate fluoride while their teeth are developing and this is something we can discuss with you when you bring them to our practice. We can advise you on the use of fluoride toothpaste and whether they would benefit from additional fluoride treatments during their visits to our dentists.
How is Fluoride Applied to Teeth?
We can apply fluoride in a number of different ways. The most straightforward is fluoride mouthwash that can be given at the end of a check-up. Other methods include mouth trays filled with fluoride gel or foam that are worn for a few minutes. Alternatively fluoride varnish can be painted onto the teeth and left overnight before being brushed off the following morning.
Check your child’s eligibility to receive free dentistry up to $1000 under the government’s Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS). Our Hervey Bay dentists bulk bill for CDBS, so you pay no gap.
Please contact us on (07) 4191 4787. Lakeside Dental Spa is located at 8/6-8 Liuzzi St, Pialba Hervey Bay QLD 4655.