Fluoride treatments are frequently included in a child’s preventative dental care plan, helping to harden a young child’s tooth enamel. By protecting the tooth enamel, we can help reduce the risk of cavities forming. The nice thing about fluoride treatment is that it’s quick, inexpensive and very effective and completely painless.
How Is Fluoride Applied to Teeth?
Here at FamilyONE Dental, we prefer to use fluoride foam which is placed into the teeth. Your child will only need to have fluoride on their teeth for 60 seconds while the fluoride penetrates their teeth. Afterwards we may ask that your child doesn’t eat or drink anything for half an hour or so afterwards, just to help maximise the effects of the treatment.
How Often Will My Child Need Fluoride Treatment?
Every child who visits us should typically receive fluoride treatment whenever we clean their teeth.