Posted .

Many municipal water sources throughout the United States add trace amounts of fluoride to the drinking water. This help people in urban locations to prevent tooth enamel demineralization and tooth enamel acid erosion.

Yet if you live in a rural area, you might not have ready access to fluoridated water. Over time this could have an effect on the mineral density of your tooth enamel. At the same time, it’s also worth noting that children can sometimes be more at risk of suffering an issue, as they are more prone to be inconsistent with their daily oral hygiene habits.

If your routine dental checkup reveals a problem with you or your child’s tooth enamel, Dr. Leo Eliezer might also include a prescription for daily use fluoride supplements. Some of the more common forms include sublingual tabs, gels, concentrated fluoride toothpaste or a specially formulated fluoride mouth rinse.

Depending on personal preference, some children prefer an ingestible fluoride supplement to prescription toothpaste or a mouth rinse. If so the fluoride supplement will need to be taken as directed.

If your son or daughter concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash, it’s often best to apply them right before they go to sleep for the night.

If you live in the Alpharetta, Georgia, area and you are concerned about the health of your child’s teeth, you should call 678-813-1634 to schedule a dental checkup at Jones Bridge Dental Care.