Tooth decay in young children is on the rise, children’s fluoride treatments may be 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.
When a child consumes too much sugar and doesn’t drink enough tap water, decay and cavities are inevitable. They’re getting too much sugar that damages the teeth – and not enough fluoride that protects the teeth.
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.
We can reverse this terrible trend. Stop buying bottled water and fill your child’s drink bottle with tap water. Make sure your child brushes his or her teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. To keep teeth strong, healthy and protected, children should receive professional fluoride treatments twice a year. If your child is due for a fluoride treatment, contact my Garden City dental practice today.