Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While your child will receive a certain amount of fluoride from their diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride when brushing, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen their teeth and prevent cavities.
Fluoride helps to strengthen your child's teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As your child eats and drinks throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel of their teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy. This makes fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.
Our dentist and team members may recommend professional fluoride treatment during your child's regular dental checkup. We may suggest further fluoride treatment if their teeth are prone to decay or if they are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam, and can be applied in just a few minutes as part of your child's regular dental appointments. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our team helps your child keep their smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to help you care for your child's smile!