Fluoride treatment is considered one of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay in children. The mineral (fluoride) is found in water, in certain foods, and within the earth’s crust. A study in the 1930s found that those who drank fluoridated water while growing up had fewer (66% less) cavities than those who didn’t. Unfortunately, in New Jersey the water supply is not fluoridated, therefore fluoride supplements and treatments are vital to providing the necessary protection for both developing and existing teeth.
The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics have recommended the use of fluoride due to its ability to lower tooth decay.
How It Works
Fluoride is deposited in the developing teeth and growing bones of children. It helps harden the tooth enamel in adult and baby teeth even before they erupt. It also hardens teeth after they have already emerged.
Dr. Mannella, Dr. Giancona and Dr. Russo are always happy to answer any questions regarding fluoride use or to discuss any concerns you may have relating to your children’s oral health.