The Importance of Children's Dentistry
For proper tooth development and the prevention of tooth decay, fluoride is necessary. Tooth decay may still be a problem for many because of the water supply in their area. This makes children’s dentistry in North Syracuse, NY, from Dr. Inderpreet Atwal that much more important. Regular examinations at a young age will prevent future dental problems from occurring.
Why is Children’s Dentistry Important?
Fluoride is important as it helps break down harmful bacteria that can lead to decay and cavities. When fluoride is present in the mouth, it hardens the enamel and makes it more resistant to this harmful bacteria. It can even repair small cavities from forming. Dr. Atwal can apply fluoride directly to the teeth with a topical fluoride application painted on a child’s teeth. This children’s dentistry procedure in North Syracuse is a great preventative dental procedure for children of all ages. It sits for a few minutes for the best results.
It’s important to understand that too much fluoride can be dangerous too as it can form beneath the gum line. This can lead to enamel fluorosis, which leads to tooth discoloration or even decay. The risk for this disease ends after all of the permanent teeth have formed in the mouth. A professional dentist such as Dr. Atwal can advise you on the proper amount of fluoride for your child’s teeth.
Regular dental examinations and cleanings at an early age teaches your child to trust their dentist, alleviate any of their fears for the dentist and establishes a healthy routine. To learn more about children’s dentistry in North Syracuse, NY, from Dr. Atwal, schedule an examination and cleaning today by calling (315) 452-1020. He is ready and willing to help treat your child and to help keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible for a lifetime.