Fluoride Treatment For your Child

Starting flouride treatment for your child as early as possible can set he or she on a path of oral hygeine for the rest of their life. Of course you can find fluoride naturally in food and water that you consume. It is a nutrient that restores minerals to tooth surfaces, where bacteria can erode the enamel.

However erosion occurs naturally as we age, and any time we eat or drink. So regular fluoride treatments will help prevent such erosion. And it also helps to inhibit harmful bacterial growth in your mouth as well as help to prevent cavities.

Flouride Treatment for Your Child
Fluoride will not stop decay, but it can help prevent or stop decay from penetrating deeper into your teeth. It will help to create a stronger outer surface to your teeth. Regularly using fluoride in toothpaste, mouthwash, and more help to revitalize the minerals of your teeth.

Ingesting and regularly using fluoride is not always enough for everyone, and professional treatment may be necessary. At Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry in Glendale, AZ, we perform a variety of fluoride treatment for your child. This will help to restore and protect your smile from any further damage.

What It Is

Professional fluoride treatments take only a couple of minutes. It may come in different forms, including gels and varnishes. These can be applied in several ways, including manually with a cotton swab or by use of a tray. The tray will be applied and held in your mouth for several minutes.

After your treatment, you will be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes. This will allow the fluoride to absorb into your teeth and will help to repair decayed areas. Your dentist may recommend that you return for a treatment every three to six months or every year, depending on your oral health status at the time of your appointment. The treatment will be thorough, and we assure you that it is a gentle process.

Who Needs Treatment?

Everyone can benefit from fluoride treatments. This is true even if you brush your teeth for the recommended standard twice daily for two minutes at each brushing. Fluoride treatments are especially useful for people who suffer dry mouth conditions or gum disease. You should also have regularly-scheduled fluoride treatments if you have a history of frequent cavities or if you have bridges or braces.

How to Receive Fluoride Treatments

If you would like to schedule a fluoride treatment near you in Glendale, AZ, you can contact us at Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry. We are currently accepting new patients. Your first appointment will include our staff getting to know you while we examine and clean your teeth, which will help to prevent any future dental problems.

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The Truth about Fluoride

We get a lot of questions about fluoride treatment for kids. Parents wonder if fluoride treatments are safe.

Fluoride is an affordable and effective way of helping prevent cavities. Fluoride is also considered entirely safe for children, as long as it is used as directed.

To help you learn more about fluoride treatment for teeth, we put together an FAQ about the process.

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that is found throughout nature.

What does fluoride do?

It helps prevent cavities and tooth decay by restoring minerals to the surface of teeth.

Is there a fluoride treatment for cavity or tooth decay?

Not specifically. Fluoride does not treat tooth decay or cavities. However, it can prevent decay from spreading.

Is there fluoride in the water?

Fluoride is present in all water sources. In addition, many local water companies fluoridate their water.

Will ingested fluoride prevent tooth decay?

Ingested fluoride may not provide sufficient fluoride levels to help restore minerals.

What is a fluoride treatment?

It is a professional application of fluoride in a dentist’s office.

How does a dental assistant apply fluoride?

We can use swabs or trays to apply fluoride to your teeth.

How long does a fluoride treatment take?

The application takes less than a minute. You need to hold the fluoride in your mouth for a few minutes afterward.

Can you eat or drink after a fluoride treatment?

Yes, we use a special fluoride varnish that dries and adheres to the teeth, so children are able to eat and drink right away.

Contact Us

Are you looking for a fluoride treatment dentist for your child in the Glendale, Arizona area? Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics uses fluoride treatments as part of routine dental care for patients at risk of losing minerals in their tooth enamel.