Oral Health Information

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is one of the most effective treatments in preventing your teeth from tooth decay.  This mineral can be naturally found in many foods and even in most water supplies, and its use in dental health has been known for a significant period of time.  Fluoride works from two different angles.

Topical Fluoride:  Applied directly to the teeth, topical fluoride strengthens the enamel of newly formed teeth in babies and children, making them further resistant to decay.  Many dental products like mouth rinses and toothpastes come preloaded with fluoride for this very reason. Children are often recommended to undergo professional applications of fluoride twice per year during dental check-ups.  

Systemic Fluoride: This fluoride typically comes from a healthy diet and in some locations from the local water supply.  It can also be taken as a supplement, prescribed to you by a doctor or dentist. The systemic fluoride works with the body to continue to develop strong enamel from within the tooth.  There can be too much of a good thing with fluoride, however. Too much fluoride in a developing child could lead to a condition known as fluorosis – causing white spots to form on the teeth.  

Additional fluoride could be recommended to you by your dentist in some circumstances.  If you experience exposed and sensitive roots, deep fissures on the teeth themselves, a recent history of tooth decay, or an inadequate saliva flow due to a medical condition, you could be a candidate for fluoride supplementation.  Same goes if you have poor oral hygiene habits or poor dietary habits, so make sure you are taking care of your teeth and your health!

About Our Clinic

Welcome to Signal Hill Dental Centre, a general dental clinic located in SW Calgary. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with honest and caring dental treatments so that they are able to achieve and maintain optimal oral and overall health goals.

At our clinic, our team strives to offer our services that make visits to the dentist convenient for you. This includes:

  • Clinic hours open 7 days a week
  • Extended hours (early mornings, evenings, and weekend)
  • Direct billing insurance
  • Same day emergency dental appointments
  • Comparable and up to date pricing
  • Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) standard in all hygiene appointments

We offer a range of dental services including general cleaning, emergency dentistry, children dentistry, dental repairs, Invisalign teeth straightening, Botox for TMJ/TMD and more.

The core of our clinic values is focused around providing great customer service. We treat our patients as if they were a part of our own staff or family. Our knowledgable team constantly ensures continuous communication and education so that our patients are comfortable through each procedure.

Our SW Calgary dental clinic is accepting new patients. If you would like to meet with one of our Dentists or book a consultation, please contact us and we would be delighted to arrange an appointment.

We look forward to serving you.

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