Cavities are a common problem in children. If you would like to give your child maximum protection against dental decay and cavities, we recommend fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral found in drinking water and some food items. It has been long known to prevent tooth decay and speed up the rebuilding of the tooth enamel. Fluoride can also be administered via dental treatments in the form of toothpaste, mouth rinse, and fluoride tablets.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend professional fluoride treatment at least once every six months for children who are at a moderate risk of getting affected by dental caries. For children at high risk, the treatments are recommended every three to six months.
During your child’s routine dental visit to our clinic in Canonsburg, PA, a fluoride solution is applied to each tooth using a brush and the child is advised to avoid drinking, eating, and rinsing the mouth for at least 30 minutes so that the solution can be properly absorbed.
For parents who are concerned about the toxicity of fluoride, we thoroughly discuss how the controlled usage and appropriate dosage of fluoride can make their children’s teeth more resistant to tooth decay.
Fluoride treatments can make a big difference in reducing the risk of cavities in your children’s teeth. To find out more about this treatment, schedule an appointment at Center One Dental in Canonsburg, PA.