Fluoride Treatments

Serving Flower Mound, TX, and Surrounding Areas

Did you know that tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease? At Happy Pediatric Dental of Flower Mound, we are all about prevention rather than treating cavities after they develop. One of the ways we protect young smiles is by offering fluoride treatments.

What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that's a vital component in the never-ending battle against tooth decay and cavities. It's found in some foods, and as a public health measure, most communities offer fluoridated drinking water.

What Are the Benefits of Fluoride Treatments?

Fluoride is one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent cavities. It helps make the tooth enamel nice and strong and fights off acid attacks that lead to cavities. Fluoride can even reverse the beginning stages of tooth decay by building up the weak areas of the tooth enamel through a process called remineralization.

How Often Will Your Child Require Fluoride Treatments?

While fluoridated tap water usually provides the required daily amount of fluoride, more and more kids are turning to bottled water. That means they aren't getting the needed amounts of fluoride to maintain healthy teeth, leaving their smiles at risk.

Dr. Harman will evaluate your child's fluoride intake during their twice-a-year routine dental exams. In most cases, our young patients require topical fluoride applications during their dental cleanings to give their tooth enamel a boost. If your child is at a high risk of developing cavities, we may recommend more frequent applications.

What Is the Fluoride Application Procedure?

Fluoride treatment is safe, simple, and painless. Dr. Harman or our dental hygienist will paint fluoride varnish on the top and sides of each tooth with a small brush. The process takes a few minutes to complete from start to finish. Your child will need to wait at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking.

Healthy Habits for Long-Term Healthy Smiles

Aside from fluoride treatments, it's essential to maintain good oral hygiene care. Make sure your little one brushes and flosses daily. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends using a smear of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice from when the first baby tooth erupts. A pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste is recommended for children between the ages of three and six.

Another important aspect of preventive care is to keep up with your child’s routine dental exams and cleanings. Your trusted team at Happy Pediatric Dental of Flower Mound will monitor your little one's smile to make sure it stays in tip-top shape.

Pediatric Fluoride Treatments Near Me in Flower Mound, TX

If you're looking for a pediatric dentistry practice offering gentle, kid-friendly care, we invite you to visit Happy Pediatric Dental of Flower Mound. Dr. Harman and his team will do everything they can to ensure your child is comfortable and happy while receiving the best possible care.

If you'd like to learn more about lowering your little one’s risk of cavities with the help of our professional fluoride treatments, we invite you to call our office at 469-240-5128 or fill out our online form to request an appointment today. We look forward to caring for your child's smile!

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