Fluoride Treatment Glen Waverley

Just like calcium and phosphorous, fluoride is important in fighting tooth decay.

Fluoride is found in common foods and drinking water, and has been utilised for many years to strengthen teeth by preventing dental caries.

Tooth decay results from damaged tooth enamel caused by bacteria in the mouth.

If left untreated, this can result in the formation of holes in the teeth, also known as cavities.

How Fluoride Protects Your Teeth

Fluoride helps reinforce the teeth through a process called “remineralisation”. It’s a process wherein the mineral bonds to weakened spots of tooth enamel, the tooth’s hard outer surface. Fluoride speeds up the process of remineralisation. Moreover, fluoride disrupts acid production caused by bacteria and sugars in the mouth, helping to inhibit the process that gives rise to tooth decay.

Fluoride can work in two ways: topical fluoride treatment, which is performed by dental professionals; and systemic fluoride, which is found in most foods and community water supplies. Though fluoride can be gained in a systemic way, it’s highly recommended to get a more efficient source of fluoride through fluoride treatment from your dentist.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatments are given to children who have some cavities or are susceptible to developing cavities. Adults who are also vulnerable to tooth decay can also benefit from the treatment.

Fluoride treatment is a simple process administered by your dentist or dental hygienist. It gives your teeth an opportunity to remineralise and increase the durability of the teeth to prevent tooth decay. The treatment requires only one appointment and is a vital part of preventive dentistry and your dental check-up. 

To start the treatment, your dentist will:
  • Clean the teeth to remove any debris and staining.
  • Place a high concentrate fluoride foam or gel into an arched shape dental tray. The tray is inserted over your teeth and left for the required time.
  • (Alternatively) paint a fluoride varnish to the tooth surface.

After the treatment, nothing should be eaten or drunk for 30 minutes. This is to allow the fluoride to penetrate your teeth. Consistent fluoride treatment reverts the damaging effects of enamel erosion.

Fluoride Treatment in Glen Waverley

Fluoride treatment is a safe and effective dental procedure. In addition, your dentist will determine whether you are a good candidate for the treatment or not. At Ek Dental Surgery, we use the latest dental technology and finest material to provide a quick, comfortable, and effective fluoride treatment. Your Glen Waverley dentist will also provide you with comprehensive guidance in dental and oral care to keep your teeth decay-free for life.

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Flouride Treatment Glen Waverley

To request an appointment with your Glen Waverley dentist, call us on (03) 9887 8787 or make an appointment online.

We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.  

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Charmaine Oberoi
Charmaine Oberoi
Had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr Lydia Tseng a month ago. Was extremely nervous but she was so very kind and gentle, I dare say I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure. All thanks to this super patient dentist. Thank you so much. I might actually be nearly happy about my next visit 🤞🏼😆
Sudan Chakravarthy
Sudan Chakravarthy
Doctor Lee is a honest professional who treats his patients with compassion and care.
joanne lin
joanne lin
Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Great team. Highly recommended!
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Honey Glaze Rosalyn
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Dopegine H
Dopegine H
Highly recommend dentist in Glan Waverley. The whole team is great
John Lee
John Lee
Reasonable prices, great location and qulity dentist in Glen Waverley on Springvale Road. Highly recommeneded if you are in the area.

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