Fluoride is one of the best treatments for preventing tooth decay. For children, starting when primary teeth erupt and until age 16, children’s fluoride supplements help strengthen primary and permanent teeth. During this development stage, fluoride mouthwash for kids and other fluoride for kids is important; however, adults benefit from fluoride as well.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps repair enamel. Using fluoride toothpaste and drinking fluoridated water will generally be enough to keep your children’s teeth protected. Children living in communities that do not fluoridate their drinking water, or those who drink bottled water only, may need additional fluoride to protect their teeth.
Fluoride varnish for kids is a protective dental treatment. Applied to teeth, it helps prevent cavities, strengthens enamel, and promotes oral health.
We apply a thin layer of the varnish onto the teeth using a brush or a cotton swab. The varnish quickly hardens, forming a protective coating that releases fluoride over time to strengthen the teeth. It is a safe and painless procedure that can be done during a routine dental visit.
The Super Dentists will determine if pediatric fluoride treatment is necessary and to what degree. Sometimes using fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash may be all that is needed.
If more fluoride is required, your dentists may apply fluoride gel, foam or varnish to your child’s teeth during an office visit. Sometimes, a simple fluoride rinse for kids is good enough but your child may need specific kids fluoride treatment including prescriptions.
While fluoride is safe and effective, it can be dangerous if ingested in high doses. It is best to monitor brushing and rinsing with fluoridated products in younger children to ensure they do not use too much or swallow. Keep these items as well as fluoride supplements out of kids’ reach.
The Super Dentists will ensure that the fluoride treatment for your children’s teeth is beneficial and useful for their long-term oral health. Click here to book an appointment today!