You may not know it, but your food has minerals that are important for your oral health. Fluoride is one of those, and they help to keep your teeth healthy. In some way, your teeth also lose minerals resulting in them being more vulnerable to the attacks of bacteria and sugar. If demineralization is left without treatment, it eventually leads to tooth decay.
You can still get the right amount of mineral for your teeth. Your dentist in Kingston offers fluoride treatments with your professional teeth cleaning session. Depending on your dentist’s preference, they will use a fluoridated toothpaste, gel, varnish, or foam for your teeth. Then, they will let you top off with a fluoridated mouthwash or rinse. However, you can also buy fluoridated products over-the-counter with your dentist’s advice.
Both kids and adults can take advantage of the benefits of fluoride treatment. Nevertheless, if you think your kid needs additional protection for their teeth, this could be suitable for them. Let them visit their dentist in Hamilton for a fun and worthwhile dental checkup.
Fluoride is a safe compound found throughout nature-from the water we drink and air we breathe, to many kinds of foods.
Fluoride is absorbed into structures, such as bones and teeth, making them stronger and more resistant to fractures and decay. A process in your body called “remineralization” uses fluoride to repair damage caused by decay.
Just drinking public water will provide a certain measure of fluoride protection. But for years, health professionals have endorsed the practice of supplementing our intake with certain dietary products, and topical fluorides in many toothpastes and some kinds of rinses. Certain kinds of dental varnishes and gels may also be applied directly to teeth to boost fluoride intake.
At each of your dental visits, your dentist or hygienist will apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth. This concentrated fluoride should remain on your teeth for one minute and should not be rinsed away for at least a half an hour. This fluoride will strengthen the enamel and make your teeth more resistant to decay.
We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level.
You, our valued patients, can be assured that we will continue to practice the same high standard of dentistry with the continuity and expertise of our caring, well-trained, and compassionate staff as you have become accustomed. Our office will continue to provide the best care possible and accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Our staff will be there to help and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location.
Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget to brush and floss! We are always accepting new patients and we are so excited that you chose us!
Campus Dentist Team