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Fluoride

FAQ

Do you know what fluoride is? Do you know where it comes from and what it does to your teeth? The answer to these questions for most is a no. Majority of the people reading this article will finally get to know that there is so much to fluoride than they think.

Through our brief Q&A, we are eager to enlighten you more on fluoride by explaining how it affects your teeth and showing you the other ways you can obtain this mineral.

301 Queen st south, unit 3c,
Bolton Ontario L7E 2B1
Tel.: 905-533-2030
Fax: 905-533-2032

What is fluoride?

This is a mineral present in water (both salty and fresh), soil and in various foods. Fluoride is also used in toothpastes and rinses which we commonly use to clean our teeth with every day.

Does fluoride help prevent tooth decay?

Yes, it does. Fluoride’s positive impact on oral health is that it helps teeth to build resistance to decadence. To add to that, it is capable of reversing and stopping tooth decay which has already started.

Where do I obtain fluoride from?

Fluoride is offered to the entire community through the public drinking water we drink. You can also purchase fluoride rinses and toothpastes or request our Bolton dentists to offer you professional fluoride commodities such as varnishes and gels.

What does the term dental fluorosis mean?

Although not a disease, dental fluorosis changes the appearance of your child’s teeth by making them have faint white streaks or lines due to high absorption of fluoride.

Is fluorosis a major concern?

Not at all. This is not a concern for a vast number of children and to the lesser number who experience mellow forms of fluorosis, the majority of them don’t even notice it.

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What does water fluoridation entail?

It entails regulating the fluoride levels in the community drinking water supply with the intention of raising dental benefits with regards to tooth decadence prevention.

Is it necessary to add fluoride to drinking water when it’s available in other ways?

It is absolutely necessary to add fluoride to public drinking water as it’s a secure and effective way to protect the entire community from tooth decadence at a substandard cost.

Who is in charge of maintaining the fluoride levels in the drinking water?

It’s the State-Provincial-Territorial Board on Drinking Water duty to give instructions on the optimum amount of fluoride to be put in the community drinking water so as to prevent tooth decay. The instructions given take into consideration that people obtain fluoride from alternative sources like beverages and food.

How do you achieve an optimum level of water fluoridation?

To achieve optimum degrees of water fluoridation you will have to regulate the amount of fluoride in the water in such a way that the public will be able to prevent tooth decay as well as avoid the risk of acquiring dental fluorosis.

How do you achieve an optimum level of water fluoridation?

Apart from dental fluorosis, scientific studies have not yet discovered any other detrimental health effects linked to water fluoridation.

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Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
14:07 17 Feb 18
I am beyond grateful to the staff at the Smiles On Queen. I until the past 6 months had allowed my health and especially my dental health to rapidly decline. I had avoided the dentist for close to a decade and had a lot of fear, shame and embarrassment regarding the state of my teeth. From the moment I entered the office and furthermore on my call to book my appointment I was met with a degree of compassion and understanding that quite honestly has left me overwhelmed. The care, patience and expertise of the hygienist was extraordinary. Additionally the receptionist was equally as kind and understanding. Thank you - you have done so much for my self esteem - I can smile again without having to worry about the appearance of my teeth. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Aaron J. Jones
Aaron J. Jones
08:09 20 Feb 18
I was referred to this office by a friend because they offer IV sedation. I was very anxious at the dentist before but I was able to remove my wisdom teeth and I did not feel pain or discomfort. The dentist Dr. Lawrence was confident and told me what I was to expect afterward in terms of minor swelling and they also told me to come back if I have any problems but I am fine and happy. Overall I am happy this office was able to see me and they are great.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
16:40 14 Feb 18
This dental office is staffed with some of the best people you will ever meet. First of all I would like to say that I’m really afraid dentists (I think its dentistophobia 😊), I've been to over 5 different ones with the same negative results from all. My mother is a cancer survivor and suggested that I check out her dental office...so I did. I was greeted by a team of fantastic people concerned with nothing but my well being. These people are angels sent here to help others in a time of difficulty, it is, honestly an absolutely amazing place.
phillipa cam
phillipa cam
17:50 26 Feb 18
My experience with both Dr Hung and Dr Norsen has been great and their office staff are very welcoming! I was well informed in details of my treatments and felt safe and secure for them to perform it. Both dentist are very gentle and does a phenomenal job. I was happy with my filling when it was done and I'd recommend these guy to every one. 😄
James Edwards
James Edwards
04:00 26 Feb 18
This was by far one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. I have a huge fear of the dentist and was open about my fears upon arrival. Dr. Norsen was kind, caring and catered to my needs and phobia. I 100% recommend this dental facility. I also felt nothing while receiving my fillings and I'm very hard to freeze and had a lot of work that needed to be done. Over all an awesome experience for the dentist.
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