Child Dental Care
According to American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s first dental visit should be at 6months or as soon as the first tooth erupts into oral cavity
Dental preventive maner provide a protective layer over your teeth to help prevent tooth decay. The sealant material is applied directly to the surface of the tooth to prevent bacteria from getting into the spaces between your teeth. This procedure is often recommended for children as a preventative measure against cavities.
You brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly and visit the dentist every six months, but did you know that rinsing with fluoride — a mineral that helps prevent cavities and tooth decay — also helps keep your teeth healthy and strong ?.. Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay by coating your teeth and preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth’s surface.
Fluoride comes in two varieties, systemic and topical:
- Systemic fluoride is ingested, usually through a public water supply. While teeth are forming under the gums, the fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it stronger and more resistant to cavities.
- Fluoride can also be applied topically to help prevent caries (cavities) on teeth present in the mouth. It is delivered through toothpaste, mouthwash, and professional fluoride applications.
Receiving a fluoride treatment from your dentist
A fluoride treatment in your dentist’s office takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, patients may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your oral health or your doctor’s recommendation, you may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months. Your doctor may also prescribe an at-home fluoride product such as a mouthwash, gel, or antibacterial rinse.
How to choose the right fluoride treatment
When choosing your own at-home fluoride product (such as toothpaste or mouthwash), always check for the Indian Dental Association’s (IDA) seal of acceptance. Products marked with the IDA (Indian Dental Association’s) seal of approval have been carefully examined by the IDA (Indian Dental Association’s), and approved based on safety and effectiveness. Take care of your teeth and smile bright with dental fluoride treatments!