Fluoride Treatments for Kids and Teens
Fluoride is a tooth strengthening mineral. Fluoride is used frequently on children’s fragile teeth during their cleanings. Fluoride is in drinking water, toothpaste and helps to prevent decay. Fluoride treatments are given in a varnish application.
Be mindful of brushing teeth at the end of the day because the fluoride is sticky and may harden a toothbrush. Sometimes patients are given a prescription for a fluoride toothpaste, called Prevident to help remineralize softened tooth structure and fight cavities in both adults and children.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fluoride Treatments
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Fluoride is a tooth strengthening mineral that is frequently used on children’s teeth to help keep them strong.
Fluoride is found naturally in many places, such as drinking water and toothpaste.
One of the main reasons your child should get a fluoride treatment is to help ensure their teeth stay strong and healthy. It also helps prevent tooth decay, and can strengthen weak tooth enamel.
The short answer- yes! Using toothpaste with fluoride in it is an excellent way to help tooth health. You should start brushing your child’s teeth at the age of 3 with fluoride toothpaste.