Fluoride treatment is considered one of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay in children. The mineral (fluoride) is found in water, in certain foods, and within the earth’s crust. It helps harden the tooth enamel in adult and baby teeth before and after they erupt. Topical fluoride treatment is recommended by the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the World Health Organization.
Pediatric dentists make use of fluoride in many dental procedures and recommend fluoride toothpaste for daily use. Combining flossing and brushing with fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily will help counter the development of tooth decay and prevent cavities. Make sure you brush your child’s teeth just before they go to bed at night to get the most out of their fluorinated toothpaste.
Fluoride treatment is usually offered during routine, six-month dental check-ups at our pediatric dental office, and is a great way to strengthen and protect your child’s teeth.
Dr. Mannella and our team at Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph are always happy to answer any questions regarding fluoride use or to discuss any concerns you may have relating to your children’s oral health. We invite you to call 973-989-7970 today for more information about our fluoride treatments in Randolph, New Jersey.