The importance of fluoride treatment for kids
At South OC Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are a conservative, family-friendly practice with a focus on the patient and preventative care. Because of this, we strongly suggest that parents bring their children to the dental office regularly, at least every six months, as the American Dental Association recommends, for cleanings, evaluations, and recommendations of any treatments that should be performed. This includes fluoride treatment for kids in the Mission Viejo, California community and beyond. Specifically, our providers offer SDF treatment.
What is SDF?
SDF is an acronym for silver diamine fluoride. This type of fluoride can be placed on the teeth to prevent the progression of cavities while remineralizing the dentin. This can help stop cavities in their tracks and help strengthen the teeth, reducing the risk of problems later on for children.
What can my child expect when obtaining fluoride treatment for cavities?
When a child comes in to receive SDF treatment, they can expect our providers to apply the solution to the affected teeth. The application is quick and painless and should take no more than a few minutes. Afterward, your child can eat or drink after thirty minutes. Treatment is fast, affordable, and effective at providing extra protection against cavities.
Are you considering pediatric fluoride treatment for your child?
Our pediatric dental team works closely with children and parents to ensure they achieve and maintain oral health and wellness. We focus on preventative care, ensuring children take great care of their teeth and building a foundation of proper dental care. If you are located in the Mission Viejo, CA area and want to speak to our professional team about the benefits of fluoride treatments and other preventative solutions, contact our office today by calling (949) 581 5800.
At South OC Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we help patients in and around the community achieve and maintain healthy smiles for life! We are conveniently located at 26302 La Paz Road, Suite #114, and serve children in the surrounding cities of Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, and Lake Forest, CA.