A variety of foods and beverages contain fluoride, particularly processed items, which have a higher likelihood of containing the mineral. However, consuming large doses of fluoride isn’t exactly the healthiest thing to do. If you’re curious as to why, scroll over to our FAQ. By maintaining a well-rounded diet for your little surfer, you can ensure that they will always consume sufficient levels of fluoride.
We encourage the use of fluoride toothpaste in your little surfer’s routine, as this makes it easier for the enamel to absorb it more efficiently.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, it is very beneficial for children to use fluoridated toothpaste. If you’re curious about what the recommended amounts are, check out our FAQ below). Another way to incorporate more fluoride in your little surfer’s routine is by using fluoridated mouthwash.
Our experienced Kennewick pediatric dentists apply a topical fluoride treatment during your little surfer’s appointment. This treatment is a great resource for fighting tooth decay; it is more concentrated than other sources of fluoride, which makes it incredibly successful. If your child is 15 or under, we encourage them to receive a topical fluoride treatment at least twice a year. If there are already indications of decay, we may suggest silver diamine fluoride.
With all these sources of fluoride, how can you know which one is the best? Rather than trying to figure out which one is superior, we encourage a balanced combination of all four!