Fluoride Treatment

Tooth Decay Treatment for Children

Dental Fluoride Treatment in Artesia, CA - Kids Smile Pediatric DentistryFluoride works by stopping the tooth decay process. It can even reverse early tooth decay. It keeps tooth enamel nice and strong. It also prevents cavity-causing germs from attacking teeth. Therefore, fluoride can keep teeth healthy or even cavity-free.

Fluoride treatment can be performed at your child’s routine dental visit. Topical fluoride varnish can easily be painted or brushed on the tooth enamel after a dental cleaning. However, the fluoride treatment alone may not be completely effective in preventing cavities without proper tooth brushing. It works best when a child is using the right amount of  fluoride toothpaste, flossing regularly, getting regular dental care, and eating a healthy diet.

Instructions after fluoride varnish application:

  • Do not brush or floss for at least 4-6 hours.
  • Children can eat and drink immediately after application.
  • Avoid hard, sticky and hot foods or drinks as well as products containing alcohol (i.e., beverages, oral rinses, etc.) for 4-6 hours.
  • We recommend avoiding carbonated beverages the duration of the day.

Call us at (562) 924-5437 to schedule an appointment.