Fluoride treatment is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay in kids. It is important to prevent tooth decay from a young age. Applying fluoride to your child’s teeth is a simple and easy process to do this that Kidz Choice Dental offers.
About Fluoride Treatment
Researchers and dental professionals have known for many years that fluoride treatment is one of the most effective means of preventing tooth decay in young patients. Fluoride is a mineral that is actually present in nearly all foods and in most water supplies, but levels vary greatly and may not be adequate to provide your child with all the benefits provided by this mineral. That’s why fluoride treatments are so important.
How It Works…
When topical fluoride is applied to a child’s teeth, it helps the teeth to become more resistant to decay.
Topical fluorides come in many over‐the‐counter products, such as toothpastes and mouthwashes. To gain even further benefits of fluoride, we recommend bringing your child in for a fluoride treatment once or twice a year. The recommended frequency varies depending on the child’s risk of dental disease diagnosed by their dentist. This can easily be done during the child’s regular dental exams.
Although fluoride can be found in the majority of foods and city water supplies, it’s usually not in a high enough concentration to be truly effective in fighting off tooth decay. As most of us know, cavities are particularly common in children, which is why fluoride can play such an important role in the overall oral health of young people. As helpful as fluoride is, it’s also possible to get too much fluoride (a condition called “fluorosis”). In these instances, a child may develop white spots on their teeth. Our dental professionals at Kidz Choice Dental will monitor the amount of fluoride your child is exposed to, making sure that he or she receives all the benefits without getting too much.
Patients of all ages can benefit from fluoride treatments. Even infants can be given small amounts of fluoride to help prevent cavities as their baby teeth begin to erupt. Of course, fluoride treatments alone won’t prevent tooth decay. Your child should be taught healthy habits such as brushing twice daily and flossing at least once a day. And, of course, you should also bring your children in for regular exams and professional cleanings.
Contact Kidz Choice Dental
At Kidz Choice Dental, we understand how important it is to make every trip to the dentist a comfortable, positive experience for your child. For more information about fluoride treatment, you can reach our Conway office at 501-328-5439 or reach our Fort Smith office at 479-452-8650. You can also fill out our Appointment Request Form below to request your child’s dental appointment. A member of our staff will get back with you soon! We’re excited to meet you.