Why Fluoride Is Essential For Your Child’s Oral Health

In this blog post from Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette, we have a reminder about the importance of fluoride to your dental health.

Fluoride is a mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water, and makes toothpaste more powerful at fighting cavities.

Fluoride plays a critical role in dental health. Kids should start using fluoride toothpaste when they are old enough to spit while brushing. Start with a tiny pea-sized dab, gradually increasing the amount as they grow.

Periodic fluoride treatments help kids’ teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the harmful acid formed by bacteria.

Fluoride Treatments at Boulder County Smiles

The fluoride used in our in-office treatments comes in either a gel or foam and is available in several flavors. It is applied directly to the teeth.

Fluoride treatments are a fairly simple and painless way to strengthen your child’s teeth and help them maintain a healthy smile.

If you have any questions at all about fluoride and your teeth, talk to us at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO. We offer complete general and family dentistry, and treat issues like sleep apnea. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Boulder County Smiles:

720-862-3630

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1140 W South Boulder Rd Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado
80026

 

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