How Fluoride Can Help Your Child’s Teeth

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If you would like extra protection against cavities for your teeth or your child’s teeth, ask Dr. Deanna Dudenbostel about fluoride in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania.

What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help strengthen the teeth against cavities. 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.

What Sources of Fluoride Are Available?
Fluoride is found naturally in many sources. 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 added to many toothpastes and mouthwashes. In this way, fluoride can strengthen the enamel and make the cavity-fighting power of dental hygiene all the greater.

How Is Fluoride Applied at Colmar Dentistry for Kids?
Dental fluoride can be applied to your child’s teeth at our dental office. With professional fluoride treatments, the fluoride concentration is much stronger than fluoride gained from other sources. The fluoride can be applied as a gel, varnish, or foam. In some cases, Dr. Deanna Dudenbostel may also prescribe fluoride supplements if your child does not have enough exposure to fluoride.

We invite you to contact our office at (215) 822-6777 today to learn more and to schedule your child’s visit with our pediatric dentist.