Tooth decay and the need for fillings used to be a certainty. But fluoridated drinking water and toothpaste has helped changed this. Fluoride is a natural mineral that safely strengthens tooth enamel (the hard outer "shell" of your tooth) and helps stop cavities from forming. It can even help early cavities reverse and ‘heal’.
Children can really benefit from fluoride, especially between the ages of six months to 16 years as this is the timeframe during which the primary and permanent teeth come through. In fact, in communities where fluoride has been added to the drinking water, children have up to 60 percent fewer cavities!
If your child isn't getting enough fluoride from the drinking water, or they continue to get cavities, we may suggest a fluoride treatment.
To find out more about fluoride treatment or to book an appointment, contact one of our friendly receptionists on (09) 818 8855 today.