Fluoride is a mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more capable at fighting cavities.
Fluoride plays a critical role in your child’s oral health. Your youngster should start using fluoride toothpaste when they are old enough to spit while brushing. Start with a tiny pea-sized dab, gradually increasing the amount as they grow.
Periodic kids’ fluoride treatments help teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the detrimental acid formed by bacteria.
Fluoride Treatments at Jordan Landing Smiles – David B. Powell DDS
At Jordan Landing Smiles – David B. Powell DDS, we provide fluoride treatments during routine check-ups. The fluoride is applied directly to your child’s teeth.
The fluoride used in in-office treatments comes in either a gel or foam and is available in several flavors.
Fluoride treatments are a fairly simple and painless way to fortify your child’s teeth and help them preserve a healthy smile.
Does Your Child Need Fluoride Supplements?
If you wonder if your youngster is getting enough fluoride, talk to doctor Powell about fluoride supplements. doctor Powell will let you know if they are necessary and determine the precise dosage.
Too Much Fluoride Can Be Dangerous
Don’t give your child fluoride supplements without our guidance. Too much fluoride can lead to fluorosis which discolors teeth and, ironically, can make teeth more vulnerable to decay.
Fluoride-Adjusted Municipal Water
A factor that impacts the amount of fluoride your youngster is receiving is where you get your drinking water. Your child may not need fluoride supplements if they drink tap water from a fluoridated Utah municipal water supply.
Warning About Bottled Water
If your family only drinks bottled water without fluoride, you may want to think about supplementation. Keep in mind that the FDA does not require bottled water companies to list the fluoride content on the bottle label. Many brands sold in West Jordan do not contain fluoride.
Talk to West Jordan Dental Office about your child’s fluoride needs.