Fluoride Treatment in Moggill

Fluoride Treatment
Moggill Village Dentist

Why is Fluoride important?

Fluoride is the most effective agent for preventing tooth decay.

Patients of all ages can benefit from fluoride, which strengthens teeth and prevents decay. You can find it in water, certain foods (e.g. meat, fish, and eggs), as well as in toothpaste, oral rinses, and dental treatments.

Fluoride protects teeth against teeth decay (cavities) and, in some cases, reverse decay already present in the mouth. It is important to provide adequate fluoride treatment to children during their childhood years to avoid cavities in developing teeth.

Fluoride Treatment

At Moggill Dental, fluoride treatment can be provided in conjunction with a child’s dental cleaning. Each patient will receive the fluoride treatment that is appropriate for their needs to avoid cavities.

Keep in mind that fluoride alone cannot prevent tooth decay! It is important to brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly, eat balanced meals, limit sugary snacks, and visit your dentist regularly.

Is fluoride treatment for kids necessary?

Our dentists use fluoride treatments for children with certain conditions that increase the risk of tooth decay, including:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Caries in the mouth
  • White spots caused by braces
  • Dietary deficiencies
  • Enamel defects
  • Early stages of cavities
Fluoride Treatment

What does fluoride treatment for children involve?

Our clinic provides fluoride treatments for children. Fluoride is applied to the teeth in the form of gel, foam, or varnish, either via a tray or directly on the teeth. Additionally, children may be given fluoride supplements to take daily in small doses, especially if their regular water supply is deficient in fluoride. Our dentists may prescribe fluoride gel for home use in some cases in order to prevent tooth decay.

How safe is fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatments are 100% safe for children of all ages and highly recommended. Small amounts of fluoride prevent tooth decay and cavities. Ensure your children’s teeth are healthy with our fluoride treatments.

How often is treatment necessary?
Kids should refrain from eating and drinking certain foods after fluoride treatments to increase fluoride’s direct contact with teeth. Fluoride treatments can be repeated every three, six, or 12 months, depending on the individual patient’s needs.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you need to schedule a visit for your child or want to learn more about fluoride treatment for kids, call our clinic at 07 3492 9090 or book an appointment online.

Definition of Dental Terminology


Essentially, tooth decay is the breakdown of enamel, the outer layer of your teeth. It can affect children, teens, and adults.

Dental Caries

Dental caries or cavities, are the result of bacteria on teeth that breakdown foods and produce acid that destroys tooth enamel.


Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades.

Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish is a highly concentrated form of fluoride that is applied to the tooth’s surface by a dentist as part of a topical fluoride treatment.


Tartar, also known as calculus, forms below and above the gum line. The calculus can lead to receding gums and gum disease.

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry consists of taking care of your gums and teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene to keep them healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. How Does Fluoride Treatment Help?

Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is found in many sources such as water, food, toothpaste, and mouth rinses. Fluoride is beneficial to your teeth. The enamel of our teeth can become weaker as a result of losing minerals such as calcium and phosphate every day. Fluoride aids the re-absorption of these minerals as well as prevents decay. Fluoride can also reverse mild dental decay.

Q. What Can You Expect During Your Fluoride Treatment?

The fluoride treatment can be applied topically or systemically. Topical fluoride varnish, gels, and foams are used in the in-office treatment. The dentist will first thoroughly clean the teeth to remove any build up. The dentist will apply fluoride to the teeth using swabs or brushes. In order to allow the fluoride to absorb, you should avoid eating food for 30 minutes after the gel or foam solution is applied.

Q. How many times should you have Fluoride treatment?

Based on your dental health, the ADA recommends getting fluoride treatments every three, six, or 12 months. For those at risk of dental cavities, frequent treatments may be recommended.

Q. Do children need fluoride treatments?

The answer is yes, but only if they are over three years old. Children are prone to dental cavities, so protecting their primary teeth is important to maintain their dental health.

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07 3492 9090

Shop-3, Moggill Village, 3366 Moggill Road, QLD-4070
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