The Importance of Fluoride in Water Systems

You probably already know that fluoride is highly beneficial for your child’s developing teeth. Did you know that one of the easiest ways to get it is through fluoridated water? In today’s blog, our pediatric dentist in Melbourne, Fl covers fluoridated water and why it’s so important in water systems.

Cavity Prevention With Fluoridated Water

Most water does have some natural fluoride in it. However, when your child drinks bottled water, they’re drinking a purified type of water that contains little-to-no fluoride. With community water systems, the amount of natural fluoride is supplemented with a measured amount of fluoride to offer maximum oral health benefits.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drinking fluoridated water reduces cavities by an impressive 25% in both children and adults. Fluoride also plays a major role in keeping your child’s teeth strong as they grow.  

Fluoridated water gives your child a good base upon which they can grow into great oral health. The dental team at Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry recommends using a fluoridated toothpaste, as well. For kids who are old enough, our experts may recommend a fluoride mouth rinse, too.

Additionally, your child may benefit from extra tooth protection from our dentist in Melbourne, such as topical fluoride treatments that the specialists apply in the office.

Fluoridated water can help to combat the damage from sugary and starchy foods. Although, the dental team highly recommends avoiding unhealthy snacks like sour gummy candy or gummy vitamins!  Just don’t ever get tricked by the gummy vitamin and anti-fluoride movement. 

Contact Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry team is here to help your child have the best oral health for life. For the best in Brevard pediatric dental care, contact our office to book an appointment. Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Melbourne looks forward to seeing you and your child in the office soon!