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Kid’s Dentist Sunnyvale

Kid’s Dentist Sunnyvale

As hard as we try, as parents, to get our children to keep up proper oral hygiene practices at home, and as good as our children’s intentions may be, extra help is often in order. Our Sunnyvale kid’s dentist at Children’s Dental Group, offers sealants and fluoride treatments, which are added insurance against tooth decay. When it’s time for a professional fluoride treatment for your children, it will usually follow a regular cleaning and exam. Our well-trained staff at Children’s Dental Group will make sure your child is comfortable and calm before treatment is started.

Sunnyvale Kid's Dental Hygiene

Sunnyvale Kid’s Dental Hygiene

Treatment consists of a high level of fluoride foam, paste, gel, or liquid, being painted on the teeth, or applied using trays filled with the fluoride mixture. Once the teeth are coated, our Sunnyvale kid’s dentist or hygienist will leave the compound on for 1-4 minutes before gently rinsing. Your child may have to wait a half an hour or so before eating or drinking anything, including water, and the teeth might feel sticky or a little gunky. That residue is a good sign, however, that the fluoride is actually adhering to the teeth long enough to accomplish what it’s supposed to and recede and will stay tightly adhered to the teeth. These treatments will also harden the tooth’s enamel create a barrier of protection. Fluoride treatments are not only for protecting teeth but for gum health as well. The fluoride treatment will prevent bacteria, plaque, tartar and calculus build up so gums won’t which helps your child to be more resistant to tooth decay.

Fluoride is a natural mineral that works well with the mineral bonds in our teeth’s enamel. Our Sunnyvale kid’s dentist promotes the use of fluoride as part of the oral hygiene routine since it is very effective in fighting tooth decay and pain in areas that are decaying. Fluoride may even stop or reverse cavities, and it also helps to rebuild tooth enamel. The most common sources of fluoride are regular drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwashes and rinses, but the most concentrated source, and most beneficial, is the one we use at Children’s Dental Group.

Fluoride Treatments Sunnyvale
897 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
408-763-4030

Sunnyvale Pedodontist

Sunnyvale Pedodontist

Fluoride is a mineral that naturally occurs on our teeth. It works to strengthen the bone and keep teeth from becoming chipped, cracked, or otherwise decaying. However, plaque, bacteria, and corrosive substances in foods such as acids and sugars can wear away at these valuable minerals. Fluoride is found in many types of food, as well as your own drinking water. Children are more susceptible to tooth decay than adults, and as such need fluoride treatments from their Sunnyvale pedodontist at Children’s Dental Center.

Sunnyvale Fluoride Treatments

Sunnyvale Fluoride Treatments

The expertly trained pediatric dentists of the Children’s Dental Group know the value of fluoride to your child’s growing teeth, and that’s why we always provide a fluoride rinse after every treatment. Children should start receiving fluoride rinses from their Sunnyvale pedodontist by the age of six months, and should continue to receive them up to sixteen years of age. Even adults can benefit from fluoride, that’s why the American Dental Association only approves toothpaste that contains fluoride. Be sure to look for the little blue ADA approve logo on the next tube you buy for you, or your child. Fluoride is essential in not only strengthening your child’s teeth, but can help you to fight cavities too.

If your child has a severe case of cavities, or has been identified by our Sunnyvale pedodontist at Children’s Dental Center as having weakened or problematic teeth, there are plenty of fluoride remedies you can practice right from the comfort of home. Today you can purchase easy to use fluoride gel. It’s simple, you just apply it to your mouth, allow to site for a few minutes, rinse and spit. Fluoride is already in public drinking water, and should be present in your toothpaste, so parents should always be on the lookout not to overdo it. Before starting an over the counter fluoride treatment, consult our expertly trained staff at the Children’s Dental Group to be sure your children are receiving the correct amount.

The Children’s Dental group strives to be your child’s favorite Sunnyvale pedodontist. We understand that many children feel anxiety about dental appointments, and so we have risen to the task of providing expert care in a unique kid-friendly environment that offers everything from videogames to kid’s movies and even rides for them to enjoy while they wait. Our staff are all specially trained in pediatric dentistry to work with the unique problems and set of issues that come with children’s dentistry. We want to provide your child with friendly care that will make them feel at ease, whether they’re coming in to be outfitted for braces, or simply here for a routine check-up. Children’s Dental Group is dedicated to teaching healthy oral habits for children to give them brilliant smiles that will last a lifetime.

Sunnyvale Pediatric Dental Care
897 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
408-763-4030