Fluoride is one of the most powerful tools available to prevent tooth decay. Better yet, fluoride can be found naturally in different qualities that is found in virtually all water and food supplies. The benefits of fluoride have been examined for more than half a century and are promoted by many professional health agencies. Our pediatric dentist Dr.Niloo, provides fluoride treatments in Plano, Tx to protect and strengthen your child’s smile.
The Effectiveness of Fluoride
Fluoride acts as a fortifier in erupted teeth by absorbing into the exterior area of the tooth enamel, in turn making the teeth much more decay resistant. Pediatric dentists advise that children have fluoride professionally applied bi-annually in their dental check-ups.
Although everyone gets fluoride by the water we drink and the foods we eat, it isn’t enough to prevent tooth decay. Your dentist may recommend the professional application of fluoride if these factors are seen:
- Deep holes and crack on chewing areas of teeth
- Exposed and hypersensitive root areas
- Insufficient exposure to fluorides
- Poor dental health
- Frequent sugar and carb consumption
- Inadequate saliva supply due to medical conditions, treatments, or medicines
- History of tooth corrosion
It is important to note that fluoride on its own isn’t enough to stop the corrosion of teeth. It is vital to brush daily, floss regularly, eat well balanced meals, minimize sugary snacks, and to visit your dentist regularly. To get more information about fluoride treatments, contact us anytime.