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Fluoride

Your child follows a good dental routine, brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist every six months. But did you know that using fluoride, a mineral that helps prevent cavities and tooth decay, can also contribute to their healthy and strong teeth?

Fluoride works effectively to prevent cavities and tooth decay by forming a protective coating on the teeth, preventing the buildup and hardening of plaque on the tooth’s surface.

There are two types of fluoride: systemic and topical:

  1. Systemic Fluoride: This type of fluoride is ingested, typically through the water supply. While teeth are developing beneath the gums, systemic fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resilient against cavities.

  2. Topical Fluoride: Topical fluoride can be applied directly to teeth already present in the mouth to prevent cavities. It’s found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and can be applied professionally by your dentist using foams and varnishes. These professional treatments are valuable for cavity prevention.

Fluoride comes in two varieties, systemic and topical:

A fluoride treatment at the dentist’s office is a quick procedure, taking only a few minutes. After the treatment, patients are usually advised not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your child’s oral health and your dentist’s recommendation, they may need fluoride treatments every three, six, or 12 months. Your dentist might also recommend at-home fluoride products like mouthwash, gels, or antibacterial rinses.

Choosing the Right Fluoride Treatment

When selecting an at-home fluoride product such as toothpaste or mouthwash, always look for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of acceptance. Products with this seal have been rigorously tested and approved by the ADA for safety and effectiveness.

Child Dental Check-up | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental
Child Dental Check-up | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Fluoride

Your child follows a good dental routine, brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist every six months. But did you know that using fluoride, a mineral that helps prevent cavities and tooth decay, can also contribute to their healthy and strong teeth?

Fluoride works effectively to prevent cavities and tooth decay by forming a protective coating on the teeth, preventing the buildup and hardening of plaque on the tooth’s surface.

There are two types of fluoride: systemic and topical:

  1. Systemic Fluoride: This type of fluoride is ingested, typically through the water supply. While teeth are developing beneath the gums, systemic fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resilient against cavities.

  2. Topical Fluoride: Topical fluoride can be applied directly to teeth already present in the mouth to prevent cavities. It’s found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and can be applied professionally by your dentist using foams and varnishes. These professional treatments are valuable for cavity prevention.

Fluoride comes in two varieties, systemic and topical:

A fluoride treatment at the dentist’s office is a quick procedure, taking only a few minutes. After the treatment, patients are usually advised not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your child’s oral health and your dentist’s recommendation, they may need fluoride treatments every three, six, or 12 months. Your dentist might also recommend at-home fluoride products like mouthwash, gels, or antibacterial rinses.

Choosing the Right Fluoride Treatment

When selecting an at-home fluoride product such as toothpaste or mouthwash, always look for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of acceptance. Products with this seal have been rigorously tested and approved by the ADA for safety and effectiveness.

Child Dental Check-up | Indianapolis, IN - Kidz Dental

Fluoride

Your child follows a good dental routine, brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist every six months. But did you know that using fluoride, a mineral that helps prevent cavities and tooth decay, can also contribute to their healthy and strong teeth?

Fluoride works effectively to prevent cavities and tooth decay by forming a protective coating on the teeth, preventing the buildup and hardening of plaque on the tooth’s surface.

There are two types of fluoride: systemic and topical:

  1. Systemic Fluoride: This type of fluoride is ingested, typically through the water supply. While teeth are developing beneath the gums, systemic fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resilient against cavities.

  2. Topical Fluoride: Topical fluoride can be applied directly to teeth already present in the mouth to prevent cavities. It’s found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and can be applied professionally by your dentist using foams and varnishes. These professional treatments are valuable for cavity prevention.

Fluoride comes in two varieties, systemic and topical:

A fluoride treatment at the dentist’s office is a quick procedure, taking only a few minutes. After the treatment, patients are usually advised not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your child’s oral health and your dentist’s recommendation, they may need fluoride treatments every three, six, or 12 months. Your dentist might also recommend at-home fluoride products like mouthwash, gels, or antibacterial rinses.

Choosing the Right Fluoride Treatment

When selecting an at-home fluoride product such as toothpaste or mouthwash, always look for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of acceptance. Products with this seal have been rigorously tested and approved by the ADA for safety and effectiveness.