Years ago, scientists noticed that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in the drinking water had fewer cavities than children in other areas. Fluoride that is absorbed into the body when the teeth are forming (during the mother’s pregnancy to early childhood) strengthens the tooth enamel.
Even after the eruption of teeth, fluoride that is found in your toothpaste and mouthwash has a positive effect on your teeth. When you have dental cleanings, we will provide fluoride treatments in Wichita, Kansas. Fluoride treatments in a dental office include the placement of fluoride on your teeth, in a higher concentration than can be found in toothpastes and mouthwashes. The fluoride applied in a gel, foam, or varnish form. The fluoride is left on the teeth for one to four minutes. Fluoride strengthens the teeth enamel, thus reducing the chance of tooth decay.
If you live in an area with no fluoride in the drinking water and you have children, consult Dr. Blake Lawlor and your physician about fluoride tablets for children.
For more information about the benefits of fluoride treatment in Wichita, Kansas, and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, contact our dental office today. We are excited to serve you and your family!