Oral Care Tips

Fluoride is very useful for prevention of tooth decay. It can:

  • Restore early tooth decay

    Animation of a tooth having minerals lost from the tooth surface but after fluoride is added, the minerals return to the tooth.
  • Strengthen teeth, and increase their resistance towards acid attacks

    Animation of a tooth becoming very strong to resist acid attacks after fluoride absorbs onto  it.
  • Reduce acid production by bacteria

    Animation of a tooth being protected by fluoride that reduces acid-producing capability of dental plaque.

Where can we get fluoride?

Drinking water in Hong Kong already contains fluoride. To absorb sufficient fluoride, we only need to drink water daily and brush with fluoride toothpaste every morning and before bed at night.

Photograph of a boy brushing his teeth.