At Asante Dental Centre, we provide a wide array of dentistry services for your family. Our dentists near you provide many children’s dental care treatments including fissure sealants, exams and cleanings, Invisalign braces, and fluoride treatment.
Fluoride treatment, coupled with regular home hygiene and healthy eating habits, can help protect your children’s teeth from developing cavities.
What Is Fluoride Treatment?
Children tend to be more prone to tooth decay as they may be unable to brush as diligently as adults. They are also more likely to consume sweets, candies, and other sugary foods. Bacteria break down these sugars and produce acid that can demineralize or wear away tooth enamel resulting in cavities.
Fluoride works to help prevent cavities by making enamel stronger and more resistant to acid breakdown.
A fluoride treatment in New Westminster, BC, may help reverse early-stage decay and help remineralize the tooth. Fluoride treatment is quick and painless. After cleaning and polishing the teeth, one of our dentists or dental assistants will apply fluoride to the teeth.
With regular preventive care, you can help ensure your child doesn’t face dental issues down the road.
When Are Fluoride Treatments Necessary?
We recommend a fluoride treatment after each cleaning. Your child may require more frequent fluoride treatment in case of:
- Defects in the enamel caused by early cavity formation
- The presence of active cavities in the oral cavity
- Poor or inadequate oral hygiene
- History of cavities
If your child is at higher risk of cavities, our dentists in New Westminster, BC, may also prescribe fluoride-based rinses for in-home use. Regular fluoride treatment at Asante Dental Centre is a quick and easy way to add a layer of protection against cavities. We also provide fluoride treatments to adults as well.