Young children may have difficulty with home hygiene, and older kids and teens may not consider these rituals very important. We want to preserve their smiles, so our children’s dentist often suggests fluoride applications. These treatments help prevent cavities by strengthening the outer layer of teeth.
As a naturally occurring element, fluoride is necessary for healthy teeth. The optimal time to receive sufficient fluoride is when tooth enamel is forming, but the need for fluoride continues throughout our lives. Fluoride is found in water supplies and in other sources, but that may not be enough. Our doctors also recommend that kids over age three use a fluoride toothpaste every day.
If your little one needs extra help to fight cavities, our dentists may also suggest a fluoride supplement. After the dental cleaning, we can apply topical fluoride to limit the effects of decay-causing bacteria. Fluoride treatments, coupled with good home hygiene and healthy nutrition, will help your children say goodbye to cavities for good.
We care about your child’s smile as much as you do and want to keep it going strong for years to come. You can rest easy knowing that they will be treated with the utmost respect and compassion at every visit with Sommers Family Dental, so call our Aurora office to schedule their appointment today!
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