According to the CDC, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease affecting American children. For this reason, it often makes sense for parents to choose fluoride treatment for their children. Whether your child has been cavity-free up to this point or they’ve experienced cavities in the past, fluoride treatment is a great way to lower their risk of future decay. Our dentist in Holly, MI, is ready to help!
Here are some of the top benefits of scheduling an in-office fluoride treatment for your child.
The number one reason why parents choose fluoride treatment is to prevent childhood cavities. As parents, we often want to do everything in our power to prevent our children from experiencing pain. For this reason, an in-office fluoride treatment can help give you peace of mind that you’re reducing your child’s risk of developing a toothache and possibly needing a filling.
While baby teeth are temporary, they help set the stage for your child’s future oral health. By keeping their baby teeth as healthy as possible, you’re giving your child the best opportunity to maintain healthy teeth as a teen and later as an adult.
A fluoride treatment at our office is quick and easy. So much so, that we’re able to fit it into your child’s routine teeth cleaning visit as an add-on. During your child’s appointment, we’re able to apply the fluoride varnish to the surface of their teeth. As the dental fluoride soaks into their enamel, it works right away to strengthen the structure of their teeth.
Not all families have access to fluoridated water. This may especially be the case if you’re getting water from a well on your property. For this reason, we may recommend a pediatric fluoride treatment to supplement your child’s existing oral hygiene routine.
While brushing and flossing are great strategies for removing plaque and tartar, a fluoride treatment will give your child an extra layer of protection from cavities. In other words, it’ll make the outer layer of their teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque.
Dental work can get expensive, which is why we offer fluoride treatment and other preventive services for our patients. Compared to restorative procedures, fluoride treatment is much less expensive. It’s also non-invasive, fast, and easy to implement during a routine teeth cleaning.
That being said, it’s important that you check your insurance plan coverage before your child’s next appointment with us. That way, you’ll be able to determine if fluoride treatment is covered by your policy and plan for any out-of-pocket costs.
Ready to learn more about our in-office fluoride treatment? Dr. David Bandy is proud to serve as a dentist in Holly, MI, and is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment for your child, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.