Dental Fluoride Treatments for Children

A dental fluoride treatment is one of the most effective techniques to prevent tooth decay and uphold superior dental health in children. Fluoride is a secure and direct way to reduce the prevalence of cavities in children by 95 percent when combined with sealant. Fluoride works as an outer shield that secures the tooth from acid damage caused by sugars and plaque bacteria in the mouth.

Facts about Fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral located in water, foods, within the earth’s crust and broadly throughout the natural world. Fluoride is frequently added to tap water materials for drinking and to toothpaste for people of all ages.

Why is Fluoride Good for Children?

Fluoride is beneficial for children because it helps shield young teeth from harmful acid and can fully fix premature signs of dental decay. The harmful acid in the mouth forms from bacteria combined with sugars. Mouth acid wears down enamel. Each day, minerals are eliminated and added to the enamel coating of teeth through organically occurring operations called demineralization and remineralization. The minerals located in the mouth are usually lost when acid erodes the enamel and minerals like phosphates, calcium and fluoride are replaced when kids drink water or consume foods that include those minerals. Cavities from decay happen when demineralization happens without substantial remineralization.

Perks of Fluoride

According to the American Academy of Pediatric (AAPD), capably applied topical fluoride treatments can effectively reduce dental decay in children. When you have fluoride professionally applied during a pediatric dentist appointment ensures that your child’s teeth get a sufficient, shielding amount of fluoride that successfully obstructs acid from eroding enamel. It only takes a small quantity of fluoride for kids to receive maximum advantages. At Southridge Pediatric Dentistry, we offer fluoride treatments for kids in a gel, foam or varnish form. Fluoride treatment consists of highly improved levels of fluoride in comparison to what is found in water and toothpaste.

Schedule an Appointment

If you want to make an appointment for your child to receive dental fluoride, call Southridge Pediatric Dentistry today. We’ll make sure your little one’s teeth are clean, healthy and strong.

South Jordan Location
2651 West 10400 South
Suite 103
South Jordan, UT 84095
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Tooele Location
1959 Aaron Drive
Suite E
Tooele, UT 84074