A substance that helps teeth resist decay by making their enamel stronger and increasing the rate of remineralization at the beginning of the cavity stage, fluoride is an important part of a child’s dental health. Nearly every municipality in the United States fluoridates its water supply; regularly drinking water treated with fluoride in addition to brushing and flossing every day significantly reduces a child’s risk of getting cavities.
We’ll recommend fluoride for your child only after conducting a thorough risk assessment. Beginning at 6 months of age, we’ll prescribe fluoride supplements, daily fluoride toothpaste and professionally applied in-office fluoride treatment based on your child’s risk of developing cavities. Note, too, that bottled water is not fluoridated — from the standpoint of cavity prevention, tap water is by far the best choice for your children.
Are you ready to take charge of your child’s oral health?
“Took my daughter to this office. Dr. Gibson is absolutely wonderful. She is extremely skilled and has an incredible bedside manner. Her office is beautiful and kid friendly. In fact, it’s probably the nicest doctor’s office I’ve ever been to.”
– Marc R.