Teeth fluoridation is an effective method of caries prevention in pediatric dentistry. The health of child`s teeth depends on a balanced diet and proper oral hygiene. The child should receive all the necessary vitamins and microelements. Fluorine is of particular importance in the formation of tooth enamel. As a rule, this element is contained in water, but if the quality of drinking water is unsatisfactory, then at an early age additional mineralization of tooth enamel is necessary.
The benefits of tooth fluoridation for children
- fluoride ions support antibacterial microflora in the mouth;
- 10 times stronger enamel;
- the risk of caries is reduced by 65%;
- fluoride ions prevent acid damage to enamel;
- prolonged filling life;
- tooth sensitivity decreases;
- reduced plaque formation;
- gum disease occurs much less frequently.
Teeth fluoridation procedure
Teeth fluoridation is carried out only on the recommendation of the dentist and is allowed for children of 2 years of age and older. If the doctor has discovered carious cavities, then fluoridation is carried out after these problems have been eliminated.
Simple tooth fluoridation it is when fluoride gel or varnish is applied on the teeth surface with a special brush. Special mouth guards may also be used for this. Thus, the fluoride layer is fixed on the enamel. The procedure takes on average 15-20 minutes and is carried out in 5-10 sessions, which is determined individually.
Deep teeth fluoridation is more effective because fluorinating elements penetrate the pores of the enamel, significantly strengthening it. After professional teeth cleaning, the doctor applies a special solution that “seals” the enamel. Then the oral cavity is further processed and rinsed.
Benefits of teeth fluoridation
Teeth fluoridation is a completely painless procedure that is performed in a comfortable condition for young patients. This method allows you to keep your teeth healthy, and have a beautiful smile from an early age. We remind that children and adults are recommended to visit a dentist for a prevention examination once every 6 months.