Our caring dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment if your child’s teeth are prone to cavities. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in many foods and water supplies. While your child receives some fluoride from their diet and fluoridated toothpaste, a professional fluoride treatment can further strengthen their tooth enamel and help prevent tooth decay.

As your child eats and drinks, the bacteria, sugars and acids in their mouth attack the tooth enamel, demineralizing it and making your child more susceptible to cavities. Fluoride works by remineralizing tooth enamel and fortifying it against these decay-causing factors. Fluoride also strengthens teeth as they develop, ensuring they stay healthy and robust.

When you bring your child to State Street Dental, our dentist and team will check their fluoride levels to determine if a fluoride treatment is necessary. If your child would benefit from a fluoride treatment, our dentist can provide it in just a few minutes as part of their regular dental visit. Fluoride treatments are available in the form of gel, varnish or foam.

Fluoride treatments are especially beneficial for children because their teeth are still developing and are more vulnerable to decay. These treatments are safe, painless and quick, making them an easy and effective way to protect your child’s smile. Regular fluoride treatments, combined with good oral hygiene practices like brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing, can significantly reduce your child’s risk of cavities.

If you have any questions about fluoride treatments in Boise, Idaho, or wish to schedule your child’s appointment with Dr. Gregory Davis, contact our office at 208-939-1700. We are dedicated to providing the best care for your child’s dental health and ensuring they have a bright, healthy smile for years to come.