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Eagle River Dentist Shares 3 Key Benefits of Fluoride Treatments for Children May 10, 2016

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Eagle River Dentist Shares 3 Key Benefits of Fluoride Treatments for Children, Anchorage, Alaska

Many parents may be tempted to underestimate the importance of primary teeth. While they do fall out eventually, their health helps ensure the proper growth and alignment of "adult" teeth. At Discovery Dental in Eagle River, Alaska, their expert dentist and his trusted staff provide the vital dental care kids need for healthy teeth and gums that last a lifetime.

The use of fluoride is one measure that encourages strong, healthy teeth. Starting at about six months, children are ready to begin fluoride treatments. Before age six, professional fluoride treatments at the dentist and the use of fluoride toothpastes aren't encouraged, because young children may be more sensitive to fluoride at that time. 

There are three key benefits of using fluoride for children, including:

  • Cavity Prevention: Fluoride helps build the strong tooth enamel that protects against tooth decay. Tooth decay may otherwise lead to cavities, which can have a significantly negative impact on young, growing teeth.
  • DentistTreats Existing Tooth Decay: Once plaque buildup is already underway and a tooth begins to decay, the use of fluoride can actually reverse this damage and repair the enamel layer.
  • Proper Growth: Healthy primary teeth help adult teeth grow in strong and straight, eliminating the risk of dental issues later on.

Fluoride naturally occurs in many foods and water and has a proven effect on tooth health. However, larger quantities help ensure your children's teeth receive the protection they need. Depending on the condition and characteristics of a child’s teeth, the amount of fluoride needed may vary. Your dentist will help determine what preventative treatments are best for your child.

At Eagle River’s best family dentistry, they provide the supportive and fun dental care children need for a lifetime of healthy smiles. To schedule an appointment at Discovery Dental, call their trusted practice today at (907) 622-5437. For more information about fluoride, the family dentist, and his friendly team, visit their website

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