Monthly Archives: March 2017

Fluoride and your teeth

How does fluoride prevent tooth decay? Fluoride (F-) helps by inhibiting demineralisation and promoting remineralisation of the enamel, inhibits acid production and ability for bacteria to process the dietary sugars F- systemically is transported in saliva and crevicular (gum) fluid Is there a recommended amount of fluoride? Recommended F- supplementation is 1mg per day over […]

Teeth Bleaching

  What is tooth whitening and how does it work? Tooth whitening systems employ hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which penetrates teeth and targets molecules within teeth that cause darkening and stains. The bleaching agent then breaks down these staining molecules, which causes your teeth to become whiter. What types of bleaching systems are available? […]