You child’s oral health routine should consist of daily brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your Utah dentist. While these steps will improve your child’s smile and prevent cavities, there is an additional secret weapon your kids can use to fight tooth decay. That weapon is fluoride, a natural occurring mineral that strengthens tooth enamel while preventing tooth decay. Here’s how you can ensure that your child is getting the recommended amount of fluoride for their teeth.
How to Add Fluoride to Your Child’s Oral Health Routine
There are several ways your child can benefit from fluoride. Depending on your community, your tap water will naturally contain safe levels of fluoride. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fluoridated water can reduce tooth decay in children by 18 to 40 percent. Keep in mind that water filters may remove fluoride from you tap water. In addition to tap water, certain toothpastes and mouth washes contain the helpful mineral. We recommend a pea-sized amount of fluoride-containing tooth paste for children ages 2-6 year. If your child is under the age of 2, coat a tiny amount on the teeth before rinsing.
At Riverton Dental, we offer fluoride varnishes for both children and adults. Not only does a fluoride treatment prevent cavities and strengthen tooth enamel, but it can also reduce tooth sensitivity.
Book an Appointment with Riverton Dental Today
If you have questions about fluoride safety and precautionary measures, contact the dentists at Riverton Dental today at (801) 446-8446. Our staff is more than willing to accommodate each child to provide them with the best dental care possible. We offer flexible payment plans for families in need of larger dental care treatments. In addition, we accept dental insurance plans, contact our office to discuss your dental insurance and other additional billing needs.