Fluoride is a natural element that is found in water, tea, meat, eggs and fish. It helps prevent tooth decay and speed up the remineralization process in which tooth enamel is built back up. Fluoride application/fillings are one of the most effective treatments available for preventing and limiting the occurrence and spread of tooth decay.
When is Professional Fluoride Treatment Recommended?
Children at moderate caries risk should receive a professional fluoride treatment at least every six months and that children of high risk should receive fluoride treatment more frequently, every three to six months.
How Is Topical Fluoride Treatment Done?
At your child’s routine dental visit, we apply a fluoride solution to each tooth with a brush. After the treatment, your child may be cautioned not to rinse, eat or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride.