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02May2014

Certain Kids Could Benefit From More Fluoride


FLUORIDE IS A MINERAL that helps teeth become more resistant to decay (cavities). You can help prevent your child from getting cavities by making sure they drink fluoridated water and brush at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste. For many children, this daily fluoride exposure is enough to protect them for a lifetime.

Has Your Child Had A Cavity In The Past Three Years?

If you answered yes, he or she is likely at higher-risk for tooth decay in the future. If your child is at higher risk for future tooth decay, you should also talk to Dr. Olga at Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry about prescription-strength fluoride that can be applied in their office two or more times per year. Unfortunately, many higher-risk children are not receiving this protective treatment.  Although millions of the children are considered to be at higher-risk for cavities, 70 percent of them do not receive the recommended two or more fluoride treatments per year.

Most Insurance Will Help With Fluoride Treatments

The great news is that many of dental insurance’s benefit plans cover preventive care, like two fluoride treatments per year, at 100 percent. Take a look at your dental insurance plan and make sure you are using preventive treatments to their full advantage – most are simple, painless and inexpensive. They can save your child from future pain and discomfort that often accompany tooth decay, and save you from paying for expensive fillings, crowns, or root canals.

We Offer Flouride Varnish

At Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry, our patients receive treatment in a form of fluoride varnish, shown to be significantly more effective that other fluoride compounds and products.

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