Fluoride is a natural mineral that is both safe and effective in preventing decay. We provide fluoride treatment at ABC Dentistry RMR to help keep your child’s teeth strong and free from tooth decay. Fluoride works in two main ways to prevent decay and cavities:
Systemic fluoride is gained through diet and through supplements that can be prescribed by your pediatric dentist or doctor. Systemic fluoride strengthens your child’s teeth below the gum line as they develop. Fluoride is found in water and many foods, but we may recommend fluoride supplements for your child if needed.
Topical fluoride is applied directly to the surface of the teeth and can be gained through toothpastes and mouthwashes, as well as professional fluoride treatment in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. Fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel and remineralizes it as it is attacked by bacteria and acids throughout the day.
By strengthening your child’s teeth both before and after they erupt, fluoride can prevent tooth decay and keep your child’s smile healthy and strong. Dr. Rhonda Kavee typically provides fluoride treatment during regular visits to our dental office; if you believe that your child may need additional fluoride in New York, New York, please ask our dental team. We are dedicated to keeping your child’s smile healthy and free from decay. To learn more about fluoride, we welcome you to call or visit us soon. We look forward to speaking with you!
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