Do you remember, as a child, going to the dentist and getting a fluoride treatment? At Planet Dental, we believe your children would also benefit from fluoride treatment in Laredo, Texas. This preventive treatment is valuable, helping strengthen your children’s teeth against decay.
Found throughout nature, fluoride is a mineral that doctors can use to strengthen teeth and enamel. While some of this mineral can be absorbed from fluoride toothpastes and daily diet intake, further treatments are sometimes necessary. Fluoride treatments restore lost minerals to the enamel of the tooth that can be lost through sugar, acid, and bacteria growth within the oral environment. Fluoride can also help young teeth develop properly. That is why it is especially important for children to have a consistent exposure to fluoride, which can be compromised by irregular access to common fluoride sources.
The procedure, performed by Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates, is painless and only takes a few minutes, but it can help prevent decay in the future. After the treatment, it is wise for the child to refrain from eating or drinking anything for 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride treatment.
For more information on the beneficial use of fluoride, please give us a call at 956-242-4245.