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Is Fluoride Safe for My Child?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by SRD Muscle Shoals
Is Fluoride Safe for My Child?Fluoride is a mineral known for preventing tooth decay and is mostly found in water or as a supplement. Additionally, one can add a little fluoride mineral to the teeth to strengthen the enamel and minimize dental complications such as plaque formation risks.

Ideally, Fluoride is safe for your child, as echoed by the American Dental Association (ADA) for protection against tooth decay. Bacteria in the mouth metabolize carbohydrates found in the food particles to produce acids as by-products. When the acids are unchecked, they cling to the teeth and around the gums, eating up the enamel. Prolonged adhering of plaque onto the teeth results in dentin and pulp tissue damage, leading to pain, discomfort, and tooth loss. Using Fluoride enhances the external protection of teeth enamel against the acids produced by the bacteria in the mouth.

Any Risks of Using Fluoride?

Generally, the use of Fluoride has no side effects on your body. However, care should be taken to ensure minimal swallowing of Fluoride content from toothpaste and other dental hygiene products. Ingesting too much Fluoride leads to tooth fluorosis in young children as they have growing teeth. It should be noted that tooth fluorosis occurs to growing teeth and never to the already developed ones.

When Should You Visit Our Dentist?

Since children have the same risks of contracting cavities as adults, timely visits to our offices will offer proper guidance on protective measures. Our dentist recommends visiting our offices during your child's first birthday or as soon as the teeth begin growing.

At our offices, we will clean your child's teeth and offer preventive dental health measures to aid you in achieving quality oral health for your child. For more information on the safety of Fluoride content, please visit our offices or contact our friendly dentists for detailed clarifications.
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