What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments are essential in keeping your child’s teeth healthy. These treatments are often recommended for all children, but they are especially beneficial for kids who do not drink fluoridated water or use fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is important in the prevention of dental cavities, which can help to keep teeth healthy and strong. We provide quick and highly effective fluoride treatments for children and teens of all ages.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
Fluoride treatment is needed to keep your child’s teeth as healthy as possible. They can be important for kids who do not get fluoride through the water that they drink as well as those who may not use fluoridated toothpaste. Because children are prone to developing cavities, providing them with this preventative option can prevent the need for fillings and other invasive procedures. Treatment is done quickly in our office, normally taking just seconds to complete.
What makes your child a good candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most children are good candidates for fluoride treatments. We will go over your child’s health and medical history and may ask about their habits at home. If your child already gets enough fluoride from their drinking water as well as the products they’re using, they may not need additional treatment. The benefits of fluoride treatments are clearly seen at your child’s upcoming dental visits.
What happens during Fluoride Treatments?
Your child will come into our office and be comfortably seated. We will examine their teeth for any signs of decay. Next, we apply liquid fluoride to the teeth with a soft brush. Your child will be instructed on how long to wait before eating and drinking. We can provide additional treatment at each appointment or on an as-needed basis. Our goal is to provide your child with a full, healthy smile that they can feel confident in showing off.
If your child is in need of fluoride treatments or if you want to know more about this procedure, call us today and we will work to answer all of your questions.