Why treat a cavity when you can prevent it altogether? Although treatment can become necessary, prevention is the best method in oral care! There are a few options their dentist can recommend to help prevent cavities and protect your child’s teeth. Topical fluoride is one of these methods. Not only is fluoride one of the best ways to protect your child’s teeth, it’s also one of the safest.
How does fluoride protect the teeth? Bacteria that exists in your child’s mouth feeds on sugars from food and drinks that enter the mouth. This results in acid forming in the mouth. The acid then leads to damage and decay of the teeth. Fluoride can help stop this process by developing stronger teeth that are better able to fight off this acid and damage. When the teeth become resistant to acid, they are protected from cavities beginning to form. Fluoride can be very beneficial in helping your child maintain a healthy smile!
Topical fluoride is a great way to help your child stay cavity-free! Call our office today to set up an appointment for your child, and take the next step in protecting their healthy smile from decay that could lead to cavities in the future.