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
    3 months 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
  • Nicole Flynn
    a week ago
    Took my daughter in today, saved us hundreds in what we thought was an infected tooth that needed to be extracted. Turns out The Super Dentists aren’t so super, because these dentists informed us it wasn’t even infected what so ever! I’ve taken my daughter to super dentists for 5 years and spend thousands in
  • Eva Long
    a month ago
    Best. Dentist. EVER. Even though my little is still on the younger side (she’s one) and we only see them every six months right now, the two times we’ve been there, they have been AMAZING! The whole staff is amazing and so friendly! And, they try and make the parent(s) and child so comfortable and
  • JAKE SMOKE
    2 months 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.
  • Vanessa Tatum
    in the last week
    I was referred to Dr.Dixon, here at Peak Pediatric from our Orthodontist. I’m so happy they were able to quickly fit all 3 of my children in for a cleaning. The staff took their time to show all of us around and get to know us before starting any x-rays. Staff and Dr.Dixon are so

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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