Most parents know children’s dental health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry in Kennesaw, we recommend three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children.
- Fluoride supplements
- Oral rinses
Resin dental sealants are applied in our office. The material bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, safeguarding the pits and fissures from decay. Some Georgia dental insurance providers cover dental sealants, so check with your provider if you are considering them.
Fluoride supplements help strengthen still-forming teeth prior to eruption. You can get a prescription from your pediatrician or talk to us.
If your youngster is taking fluoride supplements, is an oral rinse redundant? Actually, no. Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but a fluoride rinse helps teeth that have already come in. Make sure you pick one specifically formulated for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash are usually intended only for breath-freshening and may not contain fluoride.
At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry in Kennesaw, we get kids started on the road to a lifetime of good dental health. Our services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.
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