Fluoride Treatments

With so many possibilities for your child to get cavities and tooth decay, the need for the most protection is necessary to ensure the health and safety of their teeth. Here at Smile Up Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in New York, NY, we specialize in preventive dental care.

Our dentists have years of experience helping patients achieve optimal oral health and hygiene. One of our most effective treatments for cavity prevention is a fluoride treatment.

If you want to do all that you can to protect your little one’s smile, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Fluoride is a natural cavity-fighting mineral that will ensure your child has the healthiest smile possible.

Why Fluoride?

Fluoride naturally fights away any decay on your child’s teeth. Decay is what causes cavities to form. If left on your child’s teeth too long, the decay will slowly eat away at the tooth enamel, eventually causing pain and possible tooth loss.

When you come in for fluoride treatment, the fluoride works to strengthen your little one’s teeth as it eliminates harmful bacteria. This helps to keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong so that they can reduce decay on their own.

Fluoride can be administered in the form of a gel or foam. Our dentists will first thoroughly clean your child’s teeth to ensure that they are free of any bacteria. Afterward, the fluoride will be applied. The fluoride will need to soak for a few minutes to ensure that it is effective.

Following Fluoride Treatment

After we have successfully applied the fluoride treatment to your child’s teeth, it is important that they avoiding eating or drinking anything for at least 30 minutes to ensure that the fluoride has plenty of time to absorb into the teeth.

Furthermore, you may choose to have additional fluoride treatments performed on a regular basis. This will ensure that your child has continual protection against cavities as they grow older.

Please call Smile Up Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics today if you would like to make an appointment for your little one.

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