It is important that children receive enough fluoride throughout childhood and adulthood to keep their teeth healthy for life. If our dentists, Dr. Robyn Lesser, Dr. Donna Nichols and Dr. Ashley Tate, and our team determine that your child needs additional fluoride, we may recommend that they receive a fluoride treatment in Tampa, Florida. This treatment is an effective way to protect the teeth from decay. If you would like to schedule a fluoride treatment for your child at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry, call 813-880-0100.
Fluoride is a safe and naturally occurring mineral that is found in water and many foods. Although most people receive a sufficient amount of fluoride while eating or using fluoridated toothpastes and mouthwashes, some do not get enough fluoride to keep their teeth healthy.
As we eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars and acids attack and demineralize the tooth enamel. Fluoride helps remineralize the lost tooth enamel. It also strengthens the teeth and prevents decay. Because fluoride strengthens the teeth, it is important that children in particular, receive enough fluoride to make sure their developing teeth are strong and healthy.
Professional fluoride is available as a varnish or foam that is applied to the surface of the teeth during your child’s dental appointment. It has a quick application and can be applied to your child’s teeth during a routine dental cleaning at our office. If you have any questions about this treatment, call our office to speak with a member of our team.