Fluoride Dental Treatments
Along with dental sealants, dental fluoride treatment is one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent tooth decay and maintain excellent dental health in children. Making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks caused by sugars and plaque bacteria in the mouth, fluoride acts as a shield for the outer enamel layer of the teeth and actually has the ability to reverse early dental decay in some cases.
Additional Benefits of Fluoride
Treatments for Kids
Inhibits oral bacteria
Fluoride treatments make it harder for bacteria to grow, multiply, and adhere to teeth, reducing the damage the bacteria can cause.
Because fluoride is so effective at disrupting tooth decay, it can save you considerable expense in future dental care
Promotes dental development
Fluoride exposure and intake is particularly important to a child’s dental development, beginning from the age of six months through sixteen years. This is the span when all of the baby and permanent teeth erupt.
Fluoride is a naturally existing mineral found in water, many foods, within the earth’s crust, and widely throughout nature. Fluoride is often added to tap water supplies for drinking and to toothpastes for children.