Fluoridated Water and Fluoride Treatments
Since the onset of water fluoridation more than 50 years ago, the American Dental Association has continued to regard water fluoridation as the number one tool available to prevent dental caries. Scientific research has continually found it to be both a safe and effective method of strengthening teeth. For those communities that do not have fluoridated water, many pediatricians and dental health professionals recommend that children receive a fluoride supplement.
We strongly recommend that every child who receives a cleaning in our office also receives a fluoride treatment. These treatments contain a high level of fluoride in which a gel or fluoride foam is placed in a tray which sits in your child's mouth for 1-4 minutes. These treatments increase the hardness of the tooth's enamel and makes your child more resistant to tooth decay.