What Is a Fluoride Treatment?July 31, 2021 9:16 pm
You may have heard people use the term “fluoride” when discussing oral health, but may not necessarily know what it is and how it helps teeth. You’re not alone! Most people recognize the term but don’t have a full understanding of what fluoride does. Keep reading to learn about fluoride treatments for kids and the benefits!
What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is beneficial for oral health in the right dosage, On a daily basis, tooth enamel loses minerals. Fluoride helps remineralizes enamel to strengthen teeth against decay. Fluoride is added in physically and cosmetically safe amounts to most communities’ water supplies and can also be found in many toothpastes and mouthwashes.
What Happens During a Fluoride Treatment?
There are many different ways to apply fluoride at a dental office. Fluoride can be applied as a foam, varnish, gel, or rinse. While there are different forms of fluoride treatments, they all help fortify teeth against decay for patients of all ages. Oftentimes, dentists have more than one application option and will determine which one is the easiest application process based on age, comfort level, and more.
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Other ways to prevent decay include: brushing twice a day for two minutes each time, flossing every day, consuming a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and visiting the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings.
Is your child overdue for their next cleaning and exam? Our team at Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics would love to take care of their smile. From routine cleanings and sealants to fillings and restorative care, we offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry for all of your child’s dental needs. Please contact us to schedule their appointment!
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