Although somewhat harmful in large doses, fluoride is great at preventing cavities when used frequently and in small amounts. Fluoride prevents decay by remineralizing teeth and disrupting the oral bacteria’s ability to produce acids and therefore makes a tooth more cavity resistant. Fluoride is an element that occurs naturally in water and is found in many foods, as well as dental products such as toothpaste, mouth rinses, gels, foams and supplements. With a healthy diet and good oral hygiene, fluoride treatment can be very effective at preventing cavities and stopping small cavities in the enamel from progressing.
Here at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, our dental professionals are specially trained to safely and effectively provide healthy fluoride treatments to young children. A simple fluoride treatment can work wonders on a child’s teeth. In just a matter of minutes, a member of our team can strengthen and fortify your child’s teeth much more than would be possible with just a toothbrush and toothpaste.
What can fluoride do for your child’s teeth?
- Strengthen and restore enamel
- Disrupt bacteria
- Prevent cavities
- Remineralize teeth
Fluoride treatments are routine procedure here at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos. Call 760-798-2825 to learn more or schedule your appointment today!