Tooth decay is a serious problem for kids. In fact, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that tooth decay is the most chronic disease among children aged 5 to 17. Fluoride treatments from Ehrenman and Khan Pediatric Dentistry can help. Fluoride strengthens teeth, making them far more resistant to acids and decay.
Why Fluoride is Important for Kids’ Smiles
Every day, teeth lose some of their protective minerals. When children consume acidic foods or drinks, such as sodas, sour candies, juices or even liquid medication, and fail to brush as well as they should, their tooth enamel can become damaged.
We can help reverse this damage through remineralizing fluoride treatments that strengthen teeth and repair early decay.
What Fluoride Does
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under six years of age, the fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth.