Fluoride is a mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpaste more powerful at fighting cavities.
Fluoride plays an important role in your child’s oral health. Your youngster should start using fluoride toothpaste when they are old enough to spit while brushing. Start with a tiny pea-sized dab, gradually increasing the amount as they grow.
Periodic kids’ fluoride treatments help teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the detrimental acid formed by bacteria.
Fluoride Treatments at Just for Kids Dental
At Just for Kids Dental, we provide fluoride treatments during routine check-ups. The fluoride is applied directly to your child’s teeth.
The fluoride used in in-office treatments comes in either a gel or foam and is available in several flavors.
Fluoride treatments are a straightforward and painless way to protect your child’s teeth and help them maintain a healthy smile.
Does Your Child Need Fluoride Supplements?
If you wonder if your child is getting enough fluoride, speak with CEO Kids about fluoride supplements. CEO Kids will let you know if they are necessary and identify the precise dosage.
Too Much Fluoride Can Be Dangerous
Don’t give your son or daughter fluoride supplements without our guidance. Too much fluoride can lead to fluorosis which discolors teeth and, ironically, can make teeth more vulnerable to cavities.
Fluoride-Adjusted Municipal Water
A factor that influences the amount of fluoride your youngster is receiving is where you get your drinking water. Your child may not need fluoride supplements if they drink tap water from a fluoridated Nevada municipal water supply.
Warning About Bottled Water
If your family only drinks bottled water without fluoride, you may want to think about supplementation. Keep in mind that the FDA does not require bottled water companies to list the fluoride content on the bottle label. Many brands sold in Las Vegas do not contain fluoride.
Talk to Just for Kids Dental about your child’s fluoride needs.
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