While brushing and flossing are essential in maintaining good oral health care and in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease, the use of Fluoride in children is equally important to tooth development and cavity prevention too.
Dental caries are one of the most common oral diseases in children, but you don’t have to fret over this statistic, because caries are a preventable disease. Thanks to a proper oral hygiene routine and the use of fluoride, children can now fight tooth decay!
According to Pediatric Child Health, Fluoride prevents tooth decay mainly by its topical effect. How? Fluoride inhibits bacteria to grow and prevent the formation of plaque. It also prevents demineralization by incorporating on the tooth surface to inhibit acid attack. Lastly, Fluoride helps with enamel remineralization.
One of the best ways to get fluoride is by drinking water. Fluoridation of water is supported by many organizations in Canada. Another way to get fluoride is by using fluoride toothpaste when brushing teeth. Fluoride supplements are also available for children.
To learn more about the use of fluoride for children, don’t hesitate to contact us at Kids Dental Group in Stouffville, Richmond Hill and Markham. Our pediatric dental team is here to help!
– The Kids Dental Group Team