Fluoride

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a natural mineral that contributes to the prevention, inhibition, and reversal of dental cavities. Cavity prevention is done by strengthen of tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is under constant threat of damage by acid producing bacteria that cause cavities. Fluoride helps in strengthening enamel and protecting teeth against cavities.
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What are the best ways for kids to get Fluoride?

It is recommended that kids over the age of 12 months who are not able to brush without swallowing, use a rice grain size amount of a fluoride toothpaste to brush. Once a child is able to brush without swallowing, it is recommended that a parent use a pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste to brush. Drinking tap water is a great way for a child to get fluoride. Professional fluoride application is recommended at each cleaning appointment, every 6 months. For kids that are high risk in getting cavities, profession fluoride applications are recommended every 3 months.
  • Deepa Patel
    a month ago
    I have taken my daughter to Peak for the past year and our experience has been awesome. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. My daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist! Dr. Chris is great with her and keeps me updated on any issues we may encounter in the future. Their costs are very reasonable
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  • JAKE SMOKE
    2 weeks ago
    Dr Dixon and his staff have always been so thoughtful and conscientious with our children. He has always been available to us when there’s been an emergency. I appreciate that he is supportive of our choices as parents to be cautious as times, and having a “let’s monitor it and see” approach at other times.
  • Heather Curry
    a month ago
    This is the BEST pediatric dentist in north county! All of the staff is so friendly and welcoming. Their office is small, but very cozy. It is extremely clean and modern and my 4 and 3 year old kids love coming here! They really take great care of their patients and do a great job
  • Sharissa Platero
    a month ago
    My son's 1st experience here was awesome! Our second visit during this pandemic was amazing! They've gone above and beyond to make it a very friendly and clean environment and I couldn't say it enough that I appreciate them so much for that. The entire staff is so wonderful! I highly recommend peak pediatric dentistry!

How is Fluoride applied during a Cleaning Appointment?

Fluoride is applied to the teeth by brushing it on after the cleaning and exam are complete. Kids can be sensitive to different tastes, Dr. Chris has used many different types of fluoride and has chosen a fluoride that is most efficient in fighting cavities as well as tastes great. Kids can even eat and drink after the appointment, with no need to wait. If you think your child would benefit from a professional fluoride applicationcall us today so that we can get you in for a quick and convenient appointment.
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