When your child visits Sunny Smiles Dentistry, one of our pediatric dentists will check their fluoride levels, and if needed, provide a fluoride treatment to help protect their teeth from decay.
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While your child receives a certain amount of fluoride from their diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, 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 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 dentists often recommends professional fluoride treatment during regular dental checkups, and may suggest further fluoride treatment if your child’s teeth are prone to decay or if you 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 dentists help 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 smile!