This message from Smile Center for Kids in Sunland and Edgemere TX is about fluoride, and its role in dental health.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water, and is added to many toothpastes.
This key mineral plays a crucial role in children’s dental health. Kids should start using fluoride toothpaste when they are old enough to spit while brushing. Start with a tiny pea-sized dab, gradually increasing the amount as they grow.
Fluoride treatments help teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the harmful acid formed by bacteria. Perhaps not surprisingly, the single most common problem in children’s teeth are cavities. According to one study, sixty percent of kids in the United States have at least one cavity by the age of five, and one of every five kids has untreated tooth decay.
A good brushing and flossing routing at home, and regular checkups at Smile Center for Kids in Sunland and Edgemere TX can help. We offer general and pediatric dentistry. People from El Paso, Anthony, Socorro, Horizon City, and Canutillo also come to us for orthodontic treatment. Contact us today!