Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While your child may receive a certain amount of fluoride from their diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatments to further strengthen their teeth and prevent cavities.
Fluoride helps to strengthen 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 your 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 pediatric dentists 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. 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 care for your child’s smile!