Fluoride

Cleaning/ Fluoride Treatment in Huntington Beach CA

Fluoride treatment helps with the prevention and treatment of dental cavities. For your fluoride treatment or cleaning, Beach House Pediatric Dentistry is the ideal practice to turn to. We offer excellent and compassionate services.

Dental Cavities and Your Teeth

Dental cavities are permanent holes that form on the hard surfaces of the teeth. Cavities result from the decay of the teeth caused by the buildup of bacteria. When bacteria builds up on the teeth, they form sticky plaques. These plaques produce acid that erodes the root of the teeth and gums. Dental cavities are more prevalent in kids than adults due to poor hygiene.

What Is Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatments have been available for decades. This treatment helps in preventing dental cavities and maintaining general oral health. Although the treatment works for both children and adults, dental cavities significantly affect children. So parents should bring their children for routine fluoride treatment at dental practices such as ours. 

The combination of this standard treatment with fluoride toothpaste helps to prevent the development of cavities. Fluoride treatment reduces the chances of developing cavities by 43%. It achieves this feat by compensating for the lost minerals from the decayed tooth. It also helps to prevent the buildup of bacteria that initiate and sustains this decay.

Our Fluoride Treatment Procedure

The fluoride treatment is straightforward and takes only a few minutes under the supervision of our professionals. It involves the application of a high concentration of fluoride to the teeth. This application could be gel, foam, or rinse apples via mouthwash or brush. Afterward, the patient is required to not eat or drink for about 30 minutes. This wait allows the concentrate to be absorbed efficiently.

Side Effects

It is essential to note that this treatment doesn’t restore damaged tooth parts. It just prevents further damages when they have already begun. Excessive use of fluoride can lead to; the appearance of white specs on the tooth, staining of the tooth, and disturbances in the homeostasis of the tooth.

However, to prevent these side effects and to maintain good oral health, dentists have designed a recommended daily amount of fluoride intake:

  • 0.1 – 1.5 milligrams (mg) for children up to three years old.
  • 1 – 2.5 mg for children between 4 and 6 years old.
  • 1.5 – 2.5 mg for children 7 to 10 years of age.
  • 1.5 – 4 mg for adolescents and adults.

Contact Us Today!

Contact us today at Beach House Pediatric Dentistry to schedule an appointment for your child’s fluoride treatment. We are proud to serve clients across Huntington Beach, California, and surrounding areas.