When a dentist notices you are at risk of developing decay or have had a significant amount of decay in the past, then they will advise you to have additional fluoride treatment.
The types of advice and treatments they can do for you are as follows:
The best time to apply this varnish is straight after hygiene clean of the teeth - this application is easy and quick and extremely beneficial to all ages from 5 years and above.
If you want to protect the teeth further from developing tooth decay – then ask your dentist for FISSURE SEALANTS. This is a special varnish that is applied to the teeth into the deep pits and fissures, where the food tends to get packed when eating. They can reduce the risk of decay by up to 80%.
Fluoride is known to reduce tooth decay by up to 60%. At Longwood House, we encourage the use of fluoride as it has many benefits when used correctly.
Fluoride is added to toothpaste and into the water in many parts of the world. The reason for this is that it has been scientifically proven and clinically observed to:
We often hear that we shouldn’t have fluoride added to our drinking water or in our toothpaste.
I will explain this:
Fluorine, Chlorine, Iodine are examples of the elements found naturally on earth. All are toxic or poisonous and highly reactive.
However, if they are combined they produce very useful and safe items for us to use. For example, Sodium combined with Chorine produces Sodium Chloride which is Table salt!
Iodine is added to table salt to reduce Thyroid problems in humans!
And Fluorine is toxic but Fluoride is not!
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