Fluoride is found in various natural sources, including water, soil, and foods. It is added to dental care products like toothpaste and mouth rinses to enhance oral health. When applied to teeth, fluoride is absorbed into the enamel, helping to rebuild the enamel layer by replenishing lost calcium and phosphorus. Fluoride treatment, known as remineralization, makes the teeth more resistant to decay.

Why is Fluoride Treatment Important for Children?

Children’s teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay for several reasons. Their newly erupted permanent teeth are not as resistant to acids as adult teeth. The enamel on their teeth is softer and more prone to cavities. Fluoride treatments are provided by our pediatric dentist to strengthen the tooth enamel, making it more difficult for acids produced by bacteria to penetrate.

Our Approach to Fluoride Treatments

We tailor fluoride treatments according to the specific needs of each child. During a regular dental visit, our skilled pediatric dentist will apply a higher concentration of fluoride to the child’s teeth than what is found in commercial products. This treatment is quick and painless, involving either a gel, foam, or varnish. Depending on the child’s dental health, we may recommend fluoride treatments every three, six, or 12 months.

Safety and Effectiveness

The safety and health of your children are our top priorities. Fluoride treatments are not only effective but also safe when administered as part of a professional dental care regimen. We adhere to the guidelines set by leading dental health organizations to ensure that the dosage and frequency of fluoride application are age-appropriate and effective.

Encouraging Good Dental Hygiene

Alongside professional fluoride treatments, encouraging a routine of good oral hygiene at home is essential. We recommend that parents supervise their children’s brushing to ensure they use a fluoride toothpaste and are brushing properly twice a day. It is also beneficial to limit sugary snacks and drinks, which contribute to tooth decay.

We look forward to supporting your child’s journey to a healthier smile with our personalized, compassionate pediatric dental care at Cherry Creek Pediatric Dentistry. Visit Dr. Kojo Danso to learn more about how fluoride treatments in Denver, Colorado, can benefit your child’s dental health. Call us at 303-757-8844 to schedule your child’s visit with our pediatric dentist today.