Fluoride

Your children deserve the best dental treatment possible. Ensuring your young kids receive top-quality dental care and a foundation of good oral hygiene habits will set them up for a happy and healthy smile for years to come. That’s why we offer fluoride treatment in our Springfield, IL office.

Cavities are caused by acid-producing bacteria that settles on teeth and under the gums. This bacteria leads to tooth decay, which weakens teeth and can cause pain. Fluoride helps to protect teeth against this bacteria and even assists in repairing and strengthening already damaged tooth decay. Many communities “fluoridate” (add fluoride to) their water because of the clear correlation in decreased tooth decay, particularly in children.

You can see fluoride in many over-the-counter mouthwashes and toothpastes. Renken Dentistry provides fluoride treatment for children and for adults who are at a higher risk of developing cavities. This high-grade, topical fluoride is a stronger concentration than fluoride products at the drugstore. The treatment is quick and painless; the solution is applied directly to the patient’s tooth enamel and the procedure is done in minutes. This fast, safe, and convenient treatment can help protect your child from tooth decay.

Part of our mission as your Springfield dentist is to instill good oral hygiene habits in children and young adults. This includes regular dental visits, brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and flossing daily. Every patient has unique teeth, needs, and oral history. We evaluate on a case-by-case basis whether patients need fluoride treatment or other options. Depending on your individual needs, your dentist may recommend topical fluoride applications every 6-12 months, or possibly every 3 months. Patients at a higher risk for tooth decay may need more aggressive treatment. When you visit Renken Dentistry in Springfield, IL, you can count on personalized care. Our custom treatment plans and compassionate care is why, over and over again, patients decide to return to our office. Call us to make an appointment today.