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Topical Fluoride Treatment for Your Child

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Dr. Janice Pliszczak
Topical Fluoride Treatment for Your ChildA lot of changes take place in your child's mouth, from infancy to adulthood. It's the most active period for gums and teeth development. Therefore, teeth protection and tooth-decay preventions are the biggest concerns. Most parents resort to fluoride toothpaste for gum protection, unaware of how it will affect their child's oral health. In this blog post, we will discuss fluoride treatment for children and what happens during a professional fluoride treatment.

Fluoride and Children

Fluoride is a natural mineral that promotes oral health and prevents tooth decay. It also protects gums from manifesting various diseases, such as Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Both these diseases are gum infections that damage the soft tissue of your child's gums.

If your child is under 3 years old, they should use fluoride toothpaste under strict supervision. No more than a thin layer of fluoride toothpaste should be applied to the toothbrush. You should make sure your children don't swallow fluoride toothpaste because it can lead to stomach problems.

What Happens During a Professional Fluoride Treatment

Professional fluoride treatments use fluoride in the form of highly concentrated gels, rinse, foam, or varnish. The treatment may be applied with a brush, swap, tray, or mouthwash. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and it's painless. You will be asked to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes to dissolve the fluoride completely in your teeth.

To prevent any unprecedented events, you should always share your complete medical history with your dentist.

Although fluoride toothpastes are excellent in shielding your teeth and gums, you should always treat children with less concentrated fluoride. Adults should schedule professional fluoride treatment 2 to 4 times a year for complete oral health protection. If you are looking for someone experienced, you can visit Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS. Scheduling an appointment is as easy as calling , and they will be happy to help.
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