Everyone knows that there is fluoride in toothpaste, mouth rinses, and sometimes in city drinking water. But what is it, actually, and what does it do? Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that not only fights–and sometimes reverses– tooth decay, it can also remineralize teeth! What makes that such a good thing? Life can be hard on teeth, even little ones. All day long, those precious teeth are under attack from food, drink, normal wear-and-tear from chewing and biting things, and minor injuries.
Fluoride varnish acts as a long-lasting strengthener to make sure teeth are as hard and strong as they need to be. Together with dental sealants, in-office pediatric dental Fluoride varnish turns your child’s teeth into superheroes! We recommend at least two treatments a year, preferably once at every cleaning, but we may suggest a customized schedule depending on your child’s needs.