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Fluoride Treatments

While it’s important for children to brush and floss their teeth just as adults do, sometimes, a fluoride treatment is needed to help ensure the health and wellbeing of their smile.

At Oak Hill Family Dental Center, the team is proud to offer pediatric fluoride treatments for children of all ages. To find out if it’s something needed, Dr. Nelson encourages parents to inquire at their child’s six-monthly cleaning.

What is Fluoride?

Girl smiling in dental chairFluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in things like plants, rocks, and even groundwater. In certain parts of the world, it’s added to community water sources and dental products to help aid in the prevention of tooth decay.

Fluoride is important because it helps to diminish bacteria that can cause tooth decay in children and adults. When enamel breaks down, it’s unable to repair itself. That’s why taking proper care of teeth and gums is so important.

It’s no secret that kids sometimes eat unhealthy foods, especially those that may be high in sugar. That’s why fluoride treatments can be helpful.

What to Expect

There’s nothing scary about a fluoride treatment. In fact, Oak Hill Family Dental Center offers different flavors for children to choose from, and many look forward to it as a part of their routine dental cleaning. The hygienist applies topical fluoride to the teeth. After a few minutes, the process is complete!

Learn More About Pediatric Fluoride Treatments

Dr. Nelson encourages all interested patients to book an appointment to learn more about pediatric fluoride treatments and how it can help their child achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact the practice today to begin the process!

Fluoride Treatments Oak Hill, South Austin, Dripping Springs TX | (512) 288-3930