Dentist Hervey Bay, QLD
Hervey Bay Dental
7/404 Charlton Esplanade
Torquay, QLD 4655 Australia
(07) 412 55099
 

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, which thereby helps to prevent decay of tooth structures.

Water fluoridation is endorsed by nearly every major health and safety-related organization in the world. Communities make it a common practice to "fluoridate" their drinking supplies in order for the general population to benefit from this inexpensive and effective preventative treatment.


Bottled water, home water treatment systems, and fluoride exposure

Can the consistent use of bottled water result in individuals missing the benefits of optimally fluoridated water? Can home water treatment systems (e.g., water filters) affect optimally fluoridated water supplies? The answer is yes to both.

Enamel fluorosis

This usually occurs when a child  receives too much fluoride during the years of tooth development. Too much fluoride can result in defects in tooth enamel. It can be characterised by brown or white blotches or stains on the enamel surface.