Prevent Cavities by Getting Your Child Regular Fluoride Treatments

 In Dental Talk - Tumwater Family Dentistry Blog

The best way to prevent cavities is to encourage children to brush and floss regularly. Unfortunately, kids don’t always do what they are supposed to and they skip brushing their teeth or don’t floss properly which can lead to the development of cavities. Luckily, there is one way you can help your child avoid cavities – get them regular fluoride treatments.

Fluoride Helps to Strengthen Teeth

Fluoride is extremely helpful because it works to strengthen your child’s teeth. Teeth are naturally strong, but with the help of added fluoride your child’s teeth will be even stronger. That extra strength help prevent tooth decay from destroying and damaging your child’s teeth.

Some Damage from Tooth Decay can be Reversed

Studies have shown that fluoride may be able to reverse minor damage caused by decay. The damage can be reserved because the fluoride helps the tooth rebuild its enamel.

Fluoride won’t reverse extensive damage caused by tooth decay, but it can reverse minor damage that could lead to cavities and other dental problems.

Fluoride Treatment Options for Your Child

Fluoride is found in a number of products you use on a daily basis. Everything from the water you drink to the food you eat and the toothpaste you use has fluoride in it. This fluoride can help to strengthen your child’s teeth, but that isn’t always enough. Sometimes your child may need additional fluoride treatment.

Additional fluoride treatments can be given to your child during their dental appointment. There are several different ways fluoride treatments can be administered. They can be administered in a rinse form, applied as varnish, or as a gel.

Help your child fight against cavities by calling Tumwater Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment for a routine exam. Our dental staff will conduct a routine examination, do a professional cleaning, and even administer a fluoride treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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