Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral compound that can help prevent cavities in both adults and children. It strengthens the outer surface of your teeth, making them more resistant to acid in food. At Albany County Family Dentistry, we believe fluoride treatment is another tool in the arsenal against dental decay.
Learn more about methods of tooth protection by calling our office in Laramie, WY at 307-755-0444.
In order to make sure we all get enough fluoride to develop and maintain healthy teeth, fluoride is added to our water and our toothpaste. Too much fluoride can cause a condition called fluorosis, which results in faint white marking on your teeth.
Fortunately, the fluoride in your water and toothpaste isn’t enough to cause this issue. According to a U.S. Public Health Service review of data and research, these amounts are safe for consumption even by infants and children.
However, if you're concerned about the amount of fluoride your child is receiving, make sure you use very small amounts of fluoride toothpaste for children under six years of age. You can also use non-fluoridated water when mixing bottles for your infant. Normal amounts of water and fluoride toothpaste should provide adequate tooth protection for most children and adults.
IF you have more questions about fluoride treatment in Laramie, WY, ask the experts at Albany County Family Dentistry at your next visit.