Fluoride treatments can drastically improve your child’s oral health. At Children’s Dentistry, we do everything we can to prevent cavities from destroying baby and adult teeth, because both are important for your child’s development. Regular fluoride treatments can curb decay and ensure your child’s tooth enamel stays strong.
Tooth Decay Is Our Enemy
Normal kids love to eat sweet foods and sticky snacks. When they eat and drink, the sugar in these foods is left behind, coating the surfaces of the teeth. It feeds bacterial growth, and plaque begins to form. If the plaque isn’t removed quickly, it can turn into tartar, a hard substance that can only be removed with professional dental tools.
The acids in the plaque and tartar take a toll on tooth enamel. Once the surface of the tooth has eroded, decay can set in, compromising the health of the tooth. If decay is allowed to spread, the inner pulp of the tooth can become infected.
Eventually, only a root canal will save the tooth, if it’s possible to salvage it at all. Tooth decay can quickly lead to tooth damage or loss — a scenario you want to avoid.
What’s So Great About Fluoride?
While your Children’s Dentistry team is ready to address tooth decay at all stages, doing everything we can to save the natural tooth and eradicate all traces of infection, we prefer to prevent it from happening in the first place. That’s where fluoride treatments can offer assistance.
Fluoride is a natural element that is found in water, dirt and plants. It’s also one of the best defenses against tooth enamel acid attacks. Why? Fluoride helps with a process called remineralization. Remineralization is the body’s way of repairing tooth enamel by fortifying it with calcium, and fluoride is an essential part of the process.
Fluoride is so powerful that it can stop tooth decay from progressing, and even reverse damage. When it’s added to community water supplies, it’s proven to limit cavities and enhance the oral health of those who drink it.
What We Offer
Your child may very well already receive a certain amount of fluoride from drinking water and healthy foods, but they may not be ingesting enough. Children’s Dentistry of Wenatchee, Washington, recognizes the important role that fluoride plays in dental health, so we offer a range of products designed to supplement their fluoride intake so they enjoy the maximum preventive benefit.
From gels to foams to varnishes, Children’s Dentistry will find a product that works best for your child. Fluoride treatments are especially beneficial for children with a higher risk of dental decay. Trust our team to find fluoride treatments that help keep tooth decay at bay.