Why should I have fluoride treatment?
You may not know it, but your teeth are attacked by acid every day. Acid is produced naturally when the bacteria in plaque break down the sugars and carbohydrates we eat, but it also undermines the structure of the tooth, causing decay.
Though we get fluoride from our food and water, we often don’t get enough to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride treatment at your dentist can actually reverse the effects of acid attacks on your teeth.
Research has shown that fluoride strengthens the structure of the tooth by ‘remineralising’ it, so that the damage is repaired, and the tooth becomes more resistant to acid.