If your child has a history of cavities in their teeth, our compassionate dentist can suggest a fluoride treatment. Natural minerals like fluoride are present in various foods and water sources. Even if your child gets some fluoride from their food and toothpaste that has been treated, tooth decay can still be prevented by having a professional fluoride treatment strengthen their tooth enamel.
The bacteria, sugars, and acids in your child’s mouth when they eat and drink erode the tooth enamel, demineralizing it and increasing their risk of cavities. Fluoride works by fortifying tooth enamel against oral decay-causing agents and remineralizing it. To maintain teeth healthy throughout development, fluoride also strengthens teeth.
Our dentist will examine your child when they visit our office to check their fluoride levels and advise you on whether your child needs a fluoride treatment. Our dentist can give your child a fluoride treatment as part of their routine dental visit in a matter of minutes if they might benefit from one. There are three types of fluoride treatments: gel, varnish, and foam.
Please contact 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 fluoride treatment.