A FLUORIDE TREATMENT ELIMINATES CAVITIES
Cavities are often found in the following areas:
- In the dentine layer of the upper half of the tooth
- In the gaps between teeth
- At the core of the gum tissue
Logically enough, the aforementioned areas are prone to bacteria attacks. Harmful bacteria nests unperturbed in these areas, which are often difficult to clean. If the tooth decays to a critical point, the dentist is forced to drill into the tooth to eliminate bacteria and fill in the hole. This pains everyone involved, as this permanently damages the tooth and weakens it for the rest of your life. Worst case scenario is that the cavity has decayed into the nerve, causing toothache. If this is the case, the nerve has to be removed entirely and a root canal treatment has to be initiated.
A cavity, or caries, is a gradual process. Fortunately, this process can be prevented and even stopped altogether, if it is found in time!
X-RAY SCANS SPECIALIZE YOUR TREATMENT
This is one of the reasons why you will get X-ray scans done regularly at our clinic. How often we choose to do X-rays is highly individual and depends on the client. Many patients get them done every other year; some get them done every year, and others every third year. However, these simple X-ray photographs of you biting into a plastic chip is a vital step to detect even the tiniest of emerging cavities.
We use fluoride to prevent cavities in your teeth.
FLUORIDE ELIMINATES BACTERIA AND CAVITIES
Fluoride treatments are a vital part of dental hygiene. Fluoride, or natriumfluoride as it is formally known, is proven to be the most certain way to prevent caries whatsoever.
Fluoride is a key ingredient in all decent brands of toothpaste in the Danish consumer market. When we use fluoride at this clinic, we apply it to the teeth as a highly saturated varnish or lacquer. This has a lasting effect on appearance and health, documented to last around 2-3 months.
GOOD DENTAL HEALTH IS A TEAM EFFORT
Even though applying fluoride has several advantages, one must never consider a fluoride treatment as a stand-alone treatment.
However, fluoride is not something you can deliberately choose as a cure to complications arising from not brushing properly in the first place. Combining a fluoride treatment done professionally at our surgery, with a thorough tooth brushing routine on your behalf, is the best approach. On the other hand, should you choose to pay close attention to the advice your hygienist or dentist is giving you, and decide to cooperate with us, we will be able to stop cavities right
away – so that you will never have to experience any drillings or extractions.