About Fluoride Treatments
Healthy teeth are requiring for your child’s complete health. This is why your dentist will discuss with you regarding good dental habits before your child’s first tooth comes.
Once your child has a tooth, your doctor can suggest fluoride varnish treatments to keep away from tooth decay. This treatment can be taken 3 to 4 times per year. The number of treatments requires is based on possibilities of getting a cavity of your child.
What is Fluoride Varnish?
Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can assist stop tooth decay and prevent it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is composed of fluoride, a mineral that can powerful tooth enamel.
Fluoride varnish treatments cannot totally prevent cavities. It can aid stop decay when a child is brushing, flossing daily, visiting routine dental clinic, and eating a healthy diet.
How is Fluoride Varnish put on the Teeth?
Fluoride varnish is putted on the top and sides of each tooth with a brush. It is sticky but hardens when it comes in touch with saliva. Your child may observe the hardened varnish with his tongue but cannot lick the varnish off.
It is not painful when the varnish is applied. However, young children may still cry during the treatment. Fortunately, brushing on the varnish require only a few minutes. Also, applying the varnish may be easier when a child is crying as his mouth will little bit be open.