Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is already added to your child’s toothpaste, but is your child getting enough? Probably not, which is why a fluoride treatment at your pediatric dentist can be a crucial part of your child’s oral health. Also known as fluoride therapy, this quick (and tasty) process directly delivers fluoride topically to the teeth. The right amount of fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. As Centralia’s top pediatric dental office, Kids Dental offers fluoride in a variety of flavors so your child can choose whatever variety is most tempting.

Fluoride can be delivered as a gel, varnish or mouth rinse, and the benefits are impressive. According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), fluoridation is one of the “ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.” Who knew such an innovation could be so delicious to boot? In addition to combating tooth decay, fluoride also impacts dental bacteria, helping to keep it at bay. This can help immensely when it comes to gingivitis or bad breath—something no child should have to deal with. Homework, acing that spelling test and juggling extra-curricular activities are enough.

Fluoride Treatment Education

Your child might feel like a fluoride rinse is a sweet treat, but at Kids Dental our experts will also teach kids the importance of fluoride therapy. Certain patients may benefit from more frequent in-office rinses, or a prescription rinse, over the counter rinse or special toothpaste to complement the annual dental rinse. Patients who are at a high risk of developing tooth decay, those with active decay, patients with white spots, decreased salivary flow may especially benefit from further care.

Fluoride rinses can be an excellent component of your child’s overall oral hygiene program. It’s also one of the easiest to institute, considering there’s surely a flavor for every kid. Whether Junior is more of a bubble gum or citrus lover, they can always try them all. At Kids Dental, we pride ourselves on being your child’s pediatric dental provider until they head off to college—there’s plenty of time for them to pick their favorite flavor.