Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that works to strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay from developing. Our dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment to help your child avoid dental problems while his or her teeth are developing, or if your child is at greater risk for cavities. To learn more about fluoride treatments in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and make your child’s appointment with Dr. Carrie Sessom, please contact Riverwalk Dental Spa & Sleep Solutions at 918-770-0027.
Fluoride can be found in water and many foods, as well as in toothpaste. While your child will receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from regular brushing, our dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment to further strengthen his or her teeth.
As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride remineralizes the enamel, strengthening your child’s teeth so that they remain strong and healthy and preventing tooth decay and cavities. This treatment is often provided during your child’s regular dental checkups, but we may recommend extra treatment if your child’s teeth are prone to decay or if he or she is not receiving enough fluoride from other sources.
For more information about the benefits of fluoride, and to schedule your child’s appointment with our caring dentist, please contact our practice today.