Fluoride Treatments for Kids

Fluoride Treatment

Children’s Fluoride Treatments available in Sacramento, CA

Fluoride plays an important role in the development of children’s teeth.

Fluoride is often found naturally in water, soil, air, and many foods. It is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in the growing teeth of children from 6 months to 16 years old. Once teeth are fully developed, fluoride makes them more resistant to decay by promoting remineralization. This process replaces the lost tooth structure before the damage is even visible!

Many cities add fluoride to public drinking water as a source of dietary, or “systemic” fluoride. The fluoride is absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the entire body. Most fluoride is deposited in bones and hard tissues like teeth.

Kids’ Fluoride Treatments at Diamond Dental of Sacramento

Fluoride can also be applied directly to the tooth surface (known as “topical” fluoride) with things like toothpaste, mouth rinses, and in-office treatments. Since fluoride is so important to developing teeth we typically recommend a fluoride treatment during your child’s regular checkup. it’s as simple as placing the fluoride gel into a tray and covering the teeth for about 4 minutes.

For dental checkups, cleanings, and fluoride treatments in Sacramento, California, call Diamond Dental of Sacramento at (916) 483-5900.

About Dr. William J. Black

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black has 8 children, works actively with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys gardening.

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