Boca Raton Pediatric Dentist
What is a professional fluoride treatment?
Fluoride can be found in most dental products and public water sources. It helps to keep your teeth strong and healthy, so if your child doesn’t get enough fluoride, or if they’re more susceptible to tooth decay, we may recommend special fluoride treatments. These treatments can be easily applied to your child’s teeth to strengthen and protect them. They are ideal for pediatric patients who need extra defense against tooth decay.
Why might a fluoride treatment be needed?
There are many reasons why your child may be a good candidate for fluoride treatments. We often recommend fluoride treatments to pediatric patients who are still learning proper oral hygiene habits. Some of the reasons you might consider a specialized fluoride treatment for your child include:
- Your child isn’t using quality dental products
- Your child isn’t drinking from a public water source
- Your child is prone to tooth decay
- Your child doesn’t brush or eat properly
- You’re searching for a method to further protect your child’s teeth
- Your child has problems with sensitivity
Who is a candidate for these special fluoride treatments?
We can perform an examination to determine if your child would benefit from fluoride treatments. Most people who want fluoride treatments for their child can have them safely done in our office. In fact, we can even offer your child these special treatment options to be done along with other dental procedures being performed. Most children will receive fluoride at their bi-annual checkup appointments.
What happens during fluoride treatments?
We begin by cleaning and drying the teeth in the back of the mouth. The fluoride is put into a tray which will go in your child’s mouth. Your child can have fluoride applied to their teeth at most of their bi-annual visits, or whenever it may be necessary otherwise. Fluoride works to strengthen and completely protect your child’s teeth, so with treatment, they will have stronger and more resilient teeth that are less prone to tooth decay. This can prevent the need for eventual fillings, root canals, and even extractions thanks to the protection provided by the treatments.
If you are thinking of having fluoride treatments done for your child and would like to learn more about this option, call our practice today and we will be happy to assist you.