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 an essential role in your son or daughter’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 Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry
At Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry, 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 straightforward and painless way to fortify your child’s teeth and help them keep a healthy smile.
Does Your Child Need Fluoride Supplements?
If you wonder if your child is getting enough fluoride, meet with Dr, Gray about fluoride supplements. Dr, Gray will let you know if they are required and identify 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 susceptible to tooth 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 youngster may not need fluoride supplements if they drink tap water from a fluoridated California 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 La Mesa do not contain fluoride.
Talk to Jeff Gray DDS – Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry about your child’s fluoride needs.
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