Are you unsure if your child is getting enough fluoride? With each general dentistry visit to our Pediatric on Park office, our specialists will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and discuss their dental health habits. If your child isn’t getting enough fluoride, there are several easy solutions.
Topical fluoride can be applied directly to your child’s teeth by one of our pediatric dental specialists. The application of fluoride is quick and easy, and it can be done in just a few minutes during their bi-annual appointment. Fluoride is key to promoting a bright and healthy smile. When your child uses fluoride products regularly, they will become less vulnerable to the bacteria that causes tooth decay.
Fluoride is a compound composed of the naturally occurring element, fluorine. It is also commonly found in drinking water, in small amounts. Additionally, fluoride can actually be found in many of the toothpastes and mouthwashes sitting on the shelves of your local grocery store. Our caring team can also recommend our preferred dental products for your child.
In younger children who still have their baby teeth, it is important that fluoride gets incorporated into their developing permanent teeth. As their permanent teeth come in, they will be less prone to cavities. In older kids and teens, fluoride hinders acid production and helps with remineralization. This means fluoride can prevent cavities in children of all ages. Contact us today to schedule an appointment if you are in the South Plainfield, Edison, Metuchen, Piscataway, Fords, Fanwood, and surrounding New Jersey areas.