Fluoride Treatment in Prosper, TX

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About Fluoride Treatments

Have you ever wondered why fluoride is sometimes added to public water or in dental products? This mineral provides reinforcement for tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. In addition to these common sources of fluoride, we can give your child a concentrated topical fluoride treatment after we clean their teeth. As a result, they can more easily stay cavity-free until their next dental appointment in six months.

Who is a candidate for fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatments are advised for children of all ages, starting as soon as their first tooth erupts. This is because baby teeth are especially susceptible to cavities and decay. As their baby teeth fully erupt, WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry may recommend fluoride treatments based on their current dental health and risk for cavities. Our pediatric dentists will always take your child’s unique needs into account when making treatment recommendations.

What to expect during fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatments are usually done twice a year after a professional cleaning and dental exam. The fluoride is usually applied using small and noninvasive dental tools. The process only takes a few minutes and does not require any anesthesia. After the solution is applied, WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry removes any excess fluoride and makes sure that your child’s teeth are clean and healthy. Dr. Lee may provide simple aftercare instructions to make the most of their treatment.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Did you know that the very beginning stages of a cavity can be stalled by the use of a liquid? Using a conservative treatment option called Silver Diamine Fluoride early on, we can stop decay in its tracks before it has a chance to cause worse damage. This conservative method can be used to postpone treatment or avoid treatment altogether.

Fluoride treatment FAQs

How many times can I get fluoride treatment?

Fluoride is an excellent way to help protect your child's teeth from cavities. The American Dental Association suggests getting fluoride treatment every few months up to a year based on their oral health. If your child is at risk of cavities, pediatric dentist Dr. Lee may recommend more frequent fluoride treatments.

What are the side effects of fluoride?

Too much fluoride can cause some side effects in children, including stomachaches. This is why it's best to listen to a pediatric dentist before and after treatment. Excess fluoride can also cause a condition called fluorosis, which leads to tooth discoloration. WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry can provide more knowledge about side effects at our office.

How else can I prevent cavities?

Proper oral hygiene is very important if you want to prevent cavities. In addition to fluoride treatment from a pediatric dentist, you and your children should brush your teeth twice a day, floss, and use an antibacterial mouthwash. Continue to visit our clinic for regular checkups and call if you have any tooth pain or problems with your teeth or gums.

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