Dr. Pang, Dr. Chen, and Dr. Mo will check your child’s fluoride levels at their regular appointments, and provide fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth as needed. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay so that your child’s teeth can develop properly and remain healthy. We invite you to call OPDSF Pediatric Dentistry at (415) 661-8383 for more information about fluoride treatment in San Francisco, California, and to schedule your child’s appointment with our pediatric dentists!
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.
Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy. This makes fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.
Our pediatric dentists and team members may recommend professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup. We may suggest further fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our team helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.