Answers for Parents Wondering about Fluoride
As a parent, you want the best for child, and you want make sure they're healthy and safe. You may have heard some of the questions surrounding fluoride treatments and its safety for your children. Today we'd like answer those questions and explain the benefits of fluoride.
What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that aids in building and strengthening developing teeth, and this is why its been an important part of your child's routine dental visits. Many cities have added it to their drinking water in order to assist in cavity prevention. We also recommend a fluoride treatment at every preventive visit for your child.
Is Fluoride Safe?
Fluoride is not only safe, it's also beneficial for protecting your teeth from tooth decay. It has been approved by The American Dental Association and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. It also helps to remineralize teeth that have been compromised by decay, and this is why it can also be beneficial for adults. If you suffer from conditions such as dry mouth, you may find that you are more prone to developing tooth decay and cavities. You can have a fluoride treatment incorporated into your six-month cleaning appointment, or Dr. Burgdorf can prescribe a fluoride gel that you can use at home.
Use Fluoridated Products at Home
It's a good idea to brush your teeth with toothpaste containing fluoride. You can also discuss using a fluoridated antibacterial mouth rinse with Dr. Burgdorf for added protection. Be sure to ask for his recommendations, as not all mouth rinse is beneficial.
Dr. Burgdorf and his team are happy to educate you about the products that may benefit your oral health, and remember, your routine dental visits are always your first line of defense against issues such as tooth decay, oral cancer, and gum disease. Give your dentists in Maryland Heights a call today to schedule your next appointment!