Pediatrics located in Lowell, MA & Chelmsford, MA
If you’d like to significantly reduce your child’s risk of developing dental problems or cavities, a simple solution is within reach at Cardinal Pediatrics in Lowell and Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The experienced pediatrics team offers painless, noninvasive fluoride treatment to keep your child's teeth as healthy as possible. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Fluoride Treatment Q & A
What is fluoride treatment?
Fluoride treatment is a common measure taken for cavity prevention. Specialists often apply fluoride to children’s teeth using a varnish made of 5% sodium fluoride.
This type of treatment enhances remineralization of tooth enamel and affects the metabolic activity of bacteria in your child's mouth. It can dramatically reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities.
What are the benefits of fluoride treatment?
Some of the benefits you can expect for your child when choosing fluoride treatment at Cardinal Pediatrics include:
- Lower risk of cavities
- Healthier teeth
- Cost savings
- No pain or downtime
- Ease of use
Fluoride treatments have been a significant factor in the decline of cavities in the United States. The Cardinal Pediatrics experts make children feel comfortable during fluoride treatments to put them at ease and make the experience enjoyable.
Is fluoride treatment right for my child?
Any child can benefit from fluoride treatment at Cardinal Pediatrics. If your child has had cavities in the past or is at risk of developing them, they are a great candidate for this kind of treatment.
Your child’s provider reviews their oral health history, as well as their medical history, and examines their teeth and gums before developing an effective treatment plan.
What happens during fluoride treatment?
During fluoride treatment at Cardinal Pediatrics, your child relaxes on a comfortable, reclining chair. Their provider brushes fluoride varnish on their teeth, which hardens soon afterward. The treatment is painless and fast, taking just a few minutes to complete.
What should I expect after fluoride treatment?
There’s no downtime after your child receives fluoride treatment. They can eat and drink normally, but should avoid hot foods and liquids. Avoid brushing their teeth for at least four hours, or wait until the next day to brush and floss.
The next time your child brushes their teeth after receiving fluoride treatment, remind them to spit when rinsing.
Cardinal Pediatrics specialists may recommend repeat fluoride treatments about every six months or more often in some instances.
If you’re interested in highly effective fluoride treatment at Cardinal Pediatrics, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.
We offer pediatric care, physical exams, and newborn care located in Lowell, MA and Chelmsford, MA. Call us to book your appointment today.
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