Fluoride Treatments in Pasadena, TX
The natural element fluorine is contained in the mineral compound commonly known as fluoride. This element helps prevent tooth decay by replacing essential nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride is also effective at making teeth more resistant to the harmful effects of plaque and acid.
Sources of Fluoride
Limited amounts of fluoride are found in tap water, mouth rinses and toothpaste. Fluoride treatments that your dentist provides are much more concentrated. It has been shown that kids who receive routine fluoride treatments bi-annually get 40 percent fewer cavities than kids who do not.
Fluoride Treatments for Kids
Town Square Dental offers easy and affordable fluoride treatments for kids. Our dentist recommends professional fluoride treatments for all children every 6 months. Topical fluoride varnish is easier to use and more enjoyable for kids than traditional rinses, foams, and trays. The best part is there is no waiting to eat or drink afterwards. Following a regular teeth cleaning, the hygienist will paint the fluoride varnish on the child’s teeth. It immediately spreads across the whole tooth surface and is absorbed over the next 24 hours.
Benefits of Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride treatment for kids makes their teeth more decay-resistant; it repairs tiny areas of decay before they develop into large cavities, and kills mouth germs before they can cause decay.
It has been documented that fluoride use is highly-effective and safe. The use of water fluoridation has reduced the tooth decay rate by more than 50 percent. A small amount of fluoride can provide maximum benefits. Monitor how much toothpaste your child uses and any other fluoride supplements to avoid accidental overdose and tooth spotting on permanent teeth. Keep tubes of toothpaste out of the reach of small children.
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