This message from Hales Parker Dental in Ladera Ranch is about fluoride, a mineral that helps teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities.
Fluoride plays a key role in your youngster’s oral health. Your child should start using fluoride toothpaste when they are old enough to spit while brushing. Start with a tiny pea-sized dab, and gradually increase the amount as they grow.
Periodic kids’ fluoride treatments help teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the dangerous acid formed by bacteria.
We provide fluoride treatments during routine check-ups. The fluoride is applied directly to your child’s teeth.
The fluoride used in in-office treatments comes in either a gel or foam and is available in several flavors.
Fluoride treatments are a straightforward and painless way to strengthen your child’s teeth and help them preserve a healthy smile.
Does Your Child Need Fluoride Supplements?
If you wonder if your child is getting enough fluoride, ask us. We will let you know if they are needed and identify the precise amount.
Don’t give your youngster fluoride supplements without our guidance. Too much fluoride can lead to fluorosis which discolors teeth and, ironically, can make teeth more prone to decay.
At Hales Parker Dental in Ladera Ranch, we offer complete family dentistry for everyone in your household. People from Mission Viejo, Las Sorres, and San Juan Capistrano come to us to protect their dental health, and to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!
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