As a parent, you always want the best for your child’s health. Protecting and maintaining their teeth can help them establish effective hygiene, as well as prevent them from having dental issues in the future. Fluoride treatments are a great way to help with that prevention for any age. Here are a few reasons why you should consider fluoride treatments for your child.
First, let’s talk about fluoride. Found within the earth’s crust and found in abundance throughout nature, this mineral has been found to reduce tooth decay and cavities, as it replenishes lost calcium and phosphorus. Then it is absorbed through the enamel to harden and protect teeth. Many communities have fluoride added to their water source, but not all do. Check with your local water district to see if you are getting fluoride in your everyday water.
Fluoride strengthens and protects enamel. Tooth enamel is the protective layer on the outside of the teeth. That layer can be damaged over time by plaque, bacteria, and sugary foods. This can lead to tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and more. Fluoride can reverse some of that damage and prevent further problems. Starting early with fluoride treatments is great for children (ages 2 and up) to keep their permanent teeth strong and healthy.
Here at Dental Oasis of Clayton, we can provide fluoride treatments for everyone in your family. We specialize in working with those who may be anxious to attend the dentist (including children), by providing a calming atmosphere. If you live in the greater Clayton area, call us today to schedule an appointment!