Topical fluoride is used and applied by a dental professional to prevent tooth decay. It comes in the form of gels, foams and varnish. Gels or foams are placed in trays and held against the teeth for up to 4 minutes while fluoride varnish is “painted” on teeth. Fluoride helps prevent the loss of minerals from the enamel and encourages strengthening in areas where cavities are just beginning to develop. This application should be repeated every 6 months.
Your child needs regular dental check-ups.
It is very important for kids to get regular dental check-ups. Only your dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. Ignoring cavities can lead to infections, and serious health problems. During your child’s regular dental visit, we also check their overall dental health, growth and alignment of teeth, and help them adopt healthy habits. We at Skin ‘n Smiles are very experienced in paediatric dental cases, and make sure to provide the best level of comfort and care to our young patients!