Fluoride Applications. The magical dental product to preventing decay

The guide:

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water in varying amounts, depending on which area of the UK you live in.

Over the past 50 years, much research has been carried out into the health benefits of fluoride. Fluoride’s main benefit is that it strengthens tooth enamel (the hard outer surface of the tooth), which provides protection against tooth decay.

Fluoride is found in most of the modern toothpastes available in the shops and is even in some of the drinking water around the country.

Who Recommends Fluoride?

Fluoride applications have been recommended by the department of health for adults and children. The number of times per year that you receive fluoride applications will depend on certain risk factors that categorise your susceptibility to getting decay. 

Is it safe?

Fluoride applications are safe, generally very well accepted and a have a nice fruity flavour. We even offer caramel flavour for the sweet toothed children and a few adults too. 

We can also prescribe higher concentrations fluoride toothpastes for patients that at are particularly high risk of developing decay or who present with many cavities.

We all know that prevention is better than cure and here at Alexandra Road we are dedicated to spending time to prevent dental problems from starting!


We have been providing professional dental treatement to a very high standard for years. Here's what a few of our patients say about our service:

"I have been going to Alexandra Road Dental Practice for 15 years and couldn't think of a bad thing to say, from the second you walk in to the time you leave you feel safe and welcomed, the staff are fantastic and highly skilled in what they do, I would never go to another dentist after coming here." Valo Connors
"Very pleasant from seeing receptionist to dentist and back to receptionist. Treatment painless. Very pleased with all treatment, teeth look great!" Laraine Denise Burton

How much does it cost?

Our latest prices are shown on our price list page

Find out more or book a consultation

0113 281 8873or alexrd@btconnect.com

Our friendly and knowledgeable team, led by our Practice Manager, Sian Denning, are always happy to help with any queries. Rest assured that your enquiry will be treated as strictly confidential and we'll never pressure you into making an appointment.

Innovative dental care and cosmetic excellence.

14 Alexandra Road, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4HD

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