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Topical Fluoride Treatment

Topical fluoride is a dental treatment involving fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that can help strengthen tooth enamel, helping to prevent dental caries, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. 


In addition to having this treatment done, flossing daily, getting regular dental check-ups done, and eating a nutritious diet, are essential to getting ideal results.

What is Topical Fluoride?


What is Topical Fluoride?

Highly concentrated topical fluoride is directly applied to your tooth surface. It works by reducing the loss of and increasing the uptake of essential minerals to your permanent teeth and inhibiting decay-causing bacteria, thereby preventing tooth decay. 


Guidelines recommend for topical fluoride products to be professionally applied to your teeth at least twice per year. This can be up to four times in patients with a high risk of tooth decay. Adults and children, 3+ years of age can receive topical fluoride. 


There are many forms of topical fluoride that dental professionals can apply to your teeth, ranging from a varnish that is simply coated over your teeth to a gel that is placed in trays over your teeth.

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Benefits of Topical Fluoride Treatment

Helps Prevent Tooth Decay

As fluoride restores minerals in the surfaces of teeth, it creates a strong outer layer, protecting the inner layers of the teeth from bacteria. Therefore the inner dentin and pulp layers are protected, and teeth are kept healthy. 

Protects Your Enamel

The outermost layer of your tooth, the enamel, can wear down for several reasons. These include drinking too many acidic drinks or brushing too hard. When enamel wears down, tooth sensitivity results. Fluoride thus restores your enamel, and reduces tooth sensitivity.

Reduces the Need for Costly Procedures Later

The best measure is always preventive. In order to avoid needing to restore teeth through costly procedures such as dental crowns, bridges or implants, it is essential that we keep our teeth strong, healthy and in good condition. Fluoride is an effective method in restoring lost minerals and rebuilding the layers of the teeth. 

What Does the Procedure Involve?

Stage 1: Pre-Application

  • Routine Cleaning
A dental check-up, scaling and polishing, or airflow stain removal will usually be first carried out.

Stage 3: Post-Application Care

After your topical fluoride application is complete, you should not eat, drink, and rinse for at least 30 minutes to enhance the protective effects on your teeth.


Finally, you will be advised by your dentist on how often you should return for future topical fluoride applications.

Stage 2: Topical Fluoride Application

  • Coat of Varnish Applied 

Your teeth will then be dried before the topical fluoride is applied. If a varnish is used, it will be directly coated over your teeth with a brush.


  • Different Methods of Application
If a gel is used, it will be held in a soft tray over all your teeth for a few minutes.
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Why Choose Nuffield Dental?

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

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Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures comfortable, accessible and seamless.

Topical Fluoride

Our dentists have specialised in general dentistry services for 20+ years. We have accredited dental providers who are skilled in the area of dental implant surgery.

Topical Fluoride Treatment Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

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