Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While your child can receive a certain amount of fluoride from their diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your child's 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 layer of their teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize the tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen the teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy, making fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.
Our pediatric dentist often recommends professional fluoride treatment during your child's regular dental checkup, and 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 pediatric dentist helps keep your family's smiles 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!