Fluoride Treatment Helps Teeth Grow Stronger at KidZaam Dentistry
Here in Prescott Valley, Prescott, and Cottonwood, AZ, our KidZologists and agents look forward to helping your child enjoy a cavity-free life! That’s why we work so hard to make their dental care experiences fun, exciting, and super effective with the help of Doc and our KidZaam Kommandos. Several preventive services are available to strengthen their growing smiles, including fluoride treatment for a big boost of protection! Contact any of our three locations today to get started by scheduling your son or daughter’s first appointment, or if you have any questions for our doctors and staff members.
What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s found in many sources of soil, water, and even certain foods. In fact, many communities add it to their water sources, and for good reason! Research has shown that fluoride encourages teeth to remineralize, which basically means that the mineral gathers in the damaged or weakened parts of teeth and strengthens the enamel there.
Why is Fluoride Important?
Because of its beneficial qualities, fluoride is an excellent tool for fighting off D.K. here at KidZaam Dentistry! The presence of fluoride in drinking water and oral hygiene products (including toothpaste and mouthwash) can reduce cavities by over 50% in little smiles and help developing teeth grow up big and strong, even for babies.
Does My Child Need Fluoride?
If your child is regularly drinking water from the tap and brushing with fluoridated toothpaste, it’s likely that they’re already receiving enough daily fluoride to reap the wonderful benefits. However, the rise in popularity of bottled water has led to more and more cases of fluoride deficiency. On the flipside, some children receive TOO much fluoride!
During their regular checkups at one of our practices, our “agents” will carefully inspect your little one’s teeth and determine whether or not they’re receiving the right level of fluoride. If not, there are several options for helping them receive the amount they need, including the application of professional gel, the regular use of a fluoride-rich mouthwash, oral supplements, and more frequent cleanings at one of our fun and friendly practices!