Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment in our water, air, and soil, and
is essential for the development of healthy teeth. Not only does fluoride strengthen tooth enamel, but it can also help prevent new cavities from forming.
We Offer Fluoride Applications
In our area, most water systems have fluoridated water, so if your child drinks tap water, they are probably getting sufficient amounts. However, if you are on a well or your child regularly drinks bottled water, it’s a good idea to think about fluoride applications at our Corona dental office. This is an easy, non-invasive process that provides significant benefits for your child’s oral health.
If you have concerns or have well water, we can also assist you in getting the water in your area checked for fluoride levels. During your child’s regular six-month dental checkups, we can check to see if we think that they could benefit from additional fluoride.
We also recommend that children brush their teeth with fluoride toothpaste, so long as they are able to appropriately “spit” it out and not swallow large amounts of toothpaste.
Call Us with Your Fluoride Questions
If your child is due for their six-month checkup, or you have questions about fluoride, please call our Corona pediatric dentist so we can help you.