Is My Child Getting Enough Fluoride?

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Ever wonder if your child is getting enough fluoride to protect their teeth from cavities and other dental procedures? Moreover, 25% of children are experiencing the dental cavities at a younger age. Parents should check the amount of fluoride needed for their children, as it is an essential in toothpaste.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance, which works to strengthen tooth enamel and make it more resilient against acid exposure. It helps protect against dental cavities and can reduce tooth sensitivity.

Fluoride is also found in different foods and in water. It can be directly applied to the teeth through the use of fluoridated toothpaste and mouth rinses. Mouth rinses containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter; a stronger concentration requires a doctor’s prescription. Fluoride supplements are also used as liquids or tablets and prescribed by dentist, pediatrician, or family doctor.

New research has also indicated topical fluoride from toothpaste, mouth rinses, and fluoride treatments are as important in fighting tooth decay as in strengthening developing teeth.

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