Fluoride And Your Child’s Smile

You might have a general sense that fluoride offers protection against tooth decay. However, that doesn’t mean you feel like you’ve got all your facts lined out when it comes to fluoride and your child’s smile. We are happy that you are inquisitive and interested in going the extra mile to protect your little one’s oral health. As a result, we offer up a few helpful specifics, so you know how to move forward.

Fluoride Abounds

It’s important to remember that your child has probably been receiving some amount of fluoride with just a little bit of effort on your part. First, we always suggest that you purchase toothpaste that contains fluoride, so if you’ve been doing so, you’re on the right track. Next, most community drinking water contains fluoride. As a result, unless you only let your children drink bottled water, your child’s smile is receiving some of the protection necessary from this naturally occurring mineral. If you’re purchasing fluoride-free toothpaste, however, and you don’t know whether your water is treated then your son or daughter may be in serious need of additional care.

We Offer Treatments

Since you may not know how much fluoride your child’s smile is getting, we encourage you to set up six-month visits with us no matter what. We will monitor your child’s oral health and can speak with you about potential fluoride treatments. These come in many forms and are often very helpful for your little one’s teeth. Always remember that fluoride helps teeth stay strong and helps prevent them from experiencing cavity formation.

Protect Your Child’s Teeth With Fluoride

A fluoride treatment helps keep your child’s teeth strong and prevents decay, so it’s a wise decision to schedule a visit soon. Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.