Fluoride for Kids

Fluoride for kids' teeth near Sandy, Utah.

A dental fluoride treatment is one of the most efficient techniques to hinder tooth decay and support exceptional dental health in children. Fluoride is a secure and efficient method to decrease the occurrence of cavities in kids by 95 percent when paired with sealant. Fluoride serves as an outer shield that protects the tooth from acid damage initiated by sugars and plaque germs in the mouth.

Explaining Fluoride

Fluoride is an organically occurring mineral located in water, foods, within the earth’s crust and widely throughout nature. It is frequently included in tap water materials for drinking and to toothpaste for children and adults.

Why is Fluoride Good for Children?

Pediatric fluoride treatments are beneficial because they protect young teeth from damaging acid and can fully fix early symptoms of dental damage. The damaging acid found inside the mouth happens from bacteria joined with sugars. This acid damages enamel. Every day, minerals are lost and added to the enamel layer of teeth through naturally happening processes called demineralization and remineralization. The minerals located in the mouth are usually lost when acid attacks the enamel and minerals like phosphates, calcium and fluoride are replenished when kids drink water or consume foods that include those minerals. Cavities from decay happen when demineralization happens without substantial remineralization.

Perks of Fluoride

The experts at the American Academy of Pediatric (AAPD), efficiently applied topical fluoride treatments can effectively reduce dental decay in children. Having fluoride skillfully applied at a pediatric dentist visit ensures that your child’s teeth get an adequate, shielding amount of fluoride that successfully prevents acid from getting rid of enamel. It only requires a minimal quantity of fluoride for children to receive maximum advantages. At our clinic, we offer fluoride treatments for kids in a gel, foam or varnish form. Fluoride treatment consists of significantly increased levels of fluoride as compared to what is found in water and toothpaste.

Make an Appointment

Do you need to set up an appointment for your child to get a fluoride treatment? Contact Southridge Pediatric Dentistry now. Our staff will make sure your little one’s teeth are shiny, nourished 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