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The basics, like dental hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly, can help prevent tooth decay. However, you would like extra protection against cavities for your child’s teeth, ask Dr. John Anderson about dental fluoride in Roy, Utah.

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help strengthen the teeth against decay. Every day, minerals are lost and gained from the enamel. Demineralization is when the minerals are lost and remineralization is when they are gained back. Fluoride can help speed remineralization to the teeth.

Fluoride can aid the teeth in two different ways. Dental fluoride can strengthen growing baby teeth and permanent teeth before they break through the gum line. In addition, fluoride can strengthen and harden the enamel of permanent teeth that have already grown in.

Fluoride is found naturally in many places. Many foods and some water contains natural fluoride. Fluoride has been added to many water supplies to further aid the teeth of those in the community. Fluoride is also present in many toothpastes and mouthwashes. In this way, fluoride can strengthen the enamel and make the cavity-fighting power of dental hygiene all the greater.

With professional fluoride treatments at Anderson Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics, Inc., the fluoride concentration is much stronger than fluoride gained from other sources. The fluoride can be applied as a gel, varnish, or foam. In some situations, Dr. John Anderson may also prescribe fluoride supplements to those who do not have enough fluoride in their water.

We welcome you to contact our office at 801-774-5437 for more information and to set up your child’s visit with our pediatric dentist.