Healthy teeth and gums are essential components of your child’s overall health. This is why it’s important to begin good dental habits even before the first tooth appears. But once those teeth do appear, fluoride applications will help protect their teeth from decay and cavities. Fluoride also makes teeth stronger and re-mineralizes small imperfections in the tooth enamel by attracting calcium to the teeth.
Fluoride is applied in the dentist’s office after your child has received a professional cleaning. It is recommended that they undergo fluoride application two to four times a year, the number of treatments will depend on their likelihood of developing cavities. Fluoride applications work best to prevent tooth decay when your child is also brushing and flossing regularly, receiving regular dental care, and eating a healthy diet. Years of research and use have proven fluoride to be a safe and effective means of fighting and preventing tooth decay. Call our experienced dentists today to learn more.