It’s a frightening trend. Studies show that tooth decay in young children is on the rise. With this news, it’s clear that children’s fluoride treatments are more important than ever.
Why is tooth decay increasing? Consider what our children are eating and drinking these days – soda, juice, candy, sweets. The list is endless and the nutritional value non-existent. They’re getting too much sugar that damages the teeth – and not enough fluoride that protects the teeth. As a result, there’s more cavities and decay.
Fluoride is one solution to the problem. Fluoride is a natural mineral that protects and strengthens the teeth against cavities. It occurs naturally in water and many municipal water sources are fluoridated.
Help put a stop to your child’s tooth decay. Don’t give your child juice boxes or bottled water. Fill a bottle with fluoridated tap water. Make sure your child brushes his or her teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Most importantly, schedule your child for professional fluoride treatments twice a year. If your child is due for a fluoride treatment, contact my Lewisburg dental practice today.