The toughest substance in the human body is tooth enamel. However, it can be damaged, often by the acids in the things we eat and drink. Fluoride strengthens that enamel and keep teeth strong and healthy. During your child’s visit, to Desert Sun Pediatric Dentistry our pediatric dentist, Dr. J. Cam West, will to make sure that he or she has enough fluoride, or make suggestions about supplementing your child’s fluoride in Mesa, Arizona. Call 480-275-5099 today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While your child can receive a certain amount of fluoride from his or her diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your child’s teeth and prevent cavities.
Fluoride helps to strengthen your child’s teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As your child eats and drinks throughout the day, bacteria, sugars and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel of their teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy. This makes fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.
Our pediatric dentist and team members may recommend professional fluoride treatment during your child’s regular dental checkup. We may suggest further fluoride treatment if their teeth are prone to decay or if they are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our team helps keep your child’s mile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we invite you to contact us today. We are eager to care for your child’s smile!