You want your child to grow big and strong and keep them healthy. You do this by making sure they get drink plenty of water, get a good night sleep and making sure they get enough vitamins and nutrients in their system. At Advanced Children’s Dentistry, we want to remind parents of a very important mineral to help keep your child’s teeth healthy. We want to make sure parents and their children understand the influence of fluoride and what a healthy amount can do.
Why Does Your Child Need Fluoride?
When we eat or drink, the sugar from these foods or beverages produce acids that can wear away at the enamel leading to potential cavities. Fluoride may strengthen your child’s tooth enamel and help fight off unwanted acids. It also helps repair and remineralize teeth where acid attacks may have already begun. It is important for children to get the right amount of fluoride especially when they are transitioning from their baby teeth to their primary teeth to keep them healthy. Fluoride is a mineral, and just like any other mineral, it is safe and effective when used properly. According to the American Dental Association or ADA, having optimal levels of fluoride in water prevents decay by 25% and over the decades tooth decay has been reduced dramatically in both children and adults.
How To Acquire Fluoride Into Your System
There are two forms of fluorides you can use to help strengthen your teeth. One form is topical and the other is systematical. Topical refers to applying a substance directly onto a part of your body, in this case, your teeth. Topical fluoride can be found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and applied professionally with dental expertise. While systematical refers to the ingestion of the fluoride. By ingesting fluoride it will enter the bloodstream and be incorporated in forming and strengthening your child’s tooth structure. Fluoride supplements may be necessary for children between ages 6 and 16 who do not get enough from their water intake.
At Advanced Children’s Dentistry, your Garden City Pediatric Dentist, we offer fluoridated treatments and can write prescriptions for fluoridated supplements to help keep our little patients’ teeth strong and healthy. Let’s work together to provide your child with the best oral care
Call Advanced Children’s Dentistry today at 516-758-KIDS (5437) and reserve your child’s dental care appointment. We are proud to serve the surrounding areas: Mineola, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Uniondale, New Hyde Park, Westbury, North New Hyde Park, Roosevelt, North Merrick, Roslyn, Carle Place, Williston Park, Old Westbury, Albertson, East Meadow, Garden City Park, Floral Park, East Garden City, and more.
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