Fluoride and Dental Health

At Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry we strive to provide the best children’s dentist service in Melbourne. We always keep the needs and comfort of your children at the core of everything we do. We also strive to provide parents with advice on how to keep their children’s teeth healthy. As pediatric dentists in Melbourne, we often receive questions about the health benefits and uses of Fluoride.

The Benefits of Fluoride

Fluoride is a natural compound that is found in a variety of things including some foods, the soil, groundwater, plants, and more. It is added to toothpaste, mouthwash, dental flosses, and drinking water due to the benefits it offers for dental health. On a chemical level fluoride when mixed with saliva creates a compound called fluorapatite. This compound helps protect your teeth from cavities and also improves the mineral compounds found in your tooth enamel that help keep them healthy. Other benefits include the following.

  • A reduction in the ability of bacteria in your mouth to produce acid, which keeps your teeth healthier and can prevent cavities.
  • Improving the structure of your child’s tooth enamel makes their teeth more resistant to acids.
  • Can reduce tooth decay in both children and adults by a rate of 20 to 40 percent.

When You Need Dental Care For Your Children

When you need a pediatric dentist in Melbourne FL Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is here to help you. We are experts in providing the best in dental care for your children from infancy to their teenage years. We provide a wide range of dental care from preventative care to dental treatments such as fillings and crowns. No matter your need we provide the best care and information, contact us today to learn more.