If you would like extra protection against cavities for your child’s teeth, ask Dr. Morgan, Dr. Allman, and Dr. Compton about dental fluoride in Rockwall, Texas.
What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that can help strengthen the teeth against decay. Every day, minerals are lost and gained from the enamel. Demineralization is when the minerals are lost and remineralization is when they are gained back. Fluoride can help speed remineralization to the teeth.
How Does It Work?
Fluoride can aid the teeth in two ways. Dental fluoride can strengthen growing baby teeth and permanent teeth before they break through the gum line. In addition, fluoride can strengthen and harden the enamel of permanent teeth that have already grown in.
What Sources of Fluoride Are Available?
Fluoride is found naturally in many places. Many foods and some water contains natural fluoride. Fluoride has been added to many water supplies to further aid the teeth of those in the community. Fluoride is also present in many toothpastes and mouthwashes. In this way, fluoride can strengthen the enamel and make the cavity-fighting power of dental hygiene all the greater. Dental fluoride can also be applied by your dental professional at Rockwall Pediatric Dentistry.
Feel free to contact our office at 972-771-9933 today to learn more and to schedule your child’s visit with our pediatric dentist.