Sierk Children's Dentistry

Why do my kids need fluoride?

We believe children can greatly benefit from fluoride, but Dr. Jon likes to see kids for a comprehensive check-up before making any recommendations. 

Every child is different and so are their dental health needs. Depending on your child’s age and smile needs, Dr. Jon will help you determine the best way for your child to keep their teeth cavity-free.

Main Benefits of Fluoride for Kids

#1 Fluoride keeps smiles cavity-free. 

Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and even in water. Safe for kids at a certain age, fluoride helps keep your child’s smile strong and cavity-free, and it also helps slow down decay. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Dental Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all agree that fluoridated water is safe and helps prevent cavities

#2 Fluoride builds up enamel.  

Fluoride protects teeth from damage, and it also helps rebuild the enamel on your youngster’s teeth. 

#3 Fluoride is safe for most children.  

Young children should only use minimal fluoride as directed by your pediatric dentist. As children get older, they can use fluoride toothpaste more regularly to keep their teeth clean and free from decay. 

Call Our Friendly Fluoride Team Today!

To schedule your child’s next exam or fluoride treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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