Why Does My Child Need Fluoride Treatment?
Fluoride provides a means of protection for the tooth structure. While kids can get fluoride through community water or toothpaste, a professional fluoride treatment can provide the necessary safeguard against decay that your child needs as their smile develops and grows. If decay is neglected, it can lead to extreme pain and tooth loss. In fact, untreated tooth decay is a leading reason for missed school days. At Sweetpea Smiles, we can prevent, diagnose and treat cavities so that your child retains a confident, healthy life.
Cavity Protection With Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that is known for battling tooth decay. Studies show that fluoride can prevent and even reverse early cavities. It works to strengthen teeth and remineralize areas where acid has begun to weaken the enamel (outer tooth layer). Essentially, the application of fluoride can create a stronger barrier against cavities.
To learn more about the benefits of fluoride treatments for kids, please contact our office today. Our experienced pediatrics dentist welcome the opportunity to educate parents and children about the importance of a healthy smile.