Our compassionate dentist might suggest a fluoride treatment if your child is prone to cavities. Fluoride, a natural mineral found in various foods and water supplies, plays a significant role in strengthening tooth enamel. While your child gains some fluoride from their diet and fluoridated toothpaste, professional fluoride treatments can further fortify their enamel, reducing the risk of tooth decay.
As your child consumes food and beverages, the bacteria, sugars, and acids in the mouth can erode tooth enamel, leaving them susceptible to cavities. Fluoride acts by remineralizing the enamel, making it more resistant to decay-causing elements. Additionally, fluoride aids in fortifying teeth during their development, promoting overall dental health.
During your child’s visit to our office, our dentist will assess their fluoride levels to determine if a treatment is needed. If recommended, the fluoride treatment can be conveniently administered in just a few minutes as part of their regular dental check-up. These treatments come in gel, varnish, or foam form.
Please get in touch with our office right now if you have any inquiries about fluoride treatments or if you would like to arrange for your child to see our kind dentist.
In addition to providing smile makeovers to residents of Sterling and the surrounding areas, we also provide the following pediatric dentistry services in Sterling: at-home oral health care, early orthodontic treatment, pediatric dental appliances, and pediatric sports guards.