For every parent, giving the best healthcare to their children is a mandate. What about dental care? It should be one of the most significant concerns in every parent's head.
In this regard, have you ever asked, “Is fluoride varnish good for my child?” Your child’s milk teeth are weaker than an adult’s teeth and therefore prone to cavities and tooth decay. The best solution to prevent these to an extent is having a fluoride varnish done.
This is a dental procedure that can avert tooth decay to some extent. Fluoride varnish is a mixture of fluoride and minerals essential to strengthen our enamel. It is safe for kids just as it is for adults.
Even though the fluoride varnish treatment can't completely keep off cavities and tooth decay, it can prevent them up to a certain extent. But once you combine it with daily brushing with a fluoride-based toothpaste, flossing, diet, and dental care, you can strengthen the core of the child's teeth.
It is completely safe, and it is widely used among practicing doctors. You can visit your nearest pediatrician or a dentist for the treatment to know about the procedure. They would administer a smaller amount of fluoride varnish, which generally hardens quickly after being applied. After 4 to 12 hours, the varnish could be brushed off.
Now, you don't have to worry if the varnish hurts while applying. It is a sticky substance and quickly hardens once it comes in contact with saliva. Even though your child could taste the varnish in his tongue they can't lick it off thoroughly. It doesn't hurt much while being brushed onto the child's mouth. But since they are young, they often cry during the treatment.
The patient is supposed to brush and floss four to six hours after the treatment is over. They should consume only soft food or liquid that is either moderately cold or slightly warm. Eat food that supplements essential nutrients for the teeth. Typically, it is recommended to get fluoride varnish treatment about two to four times per year.
If you are looking for a topical fluoride varnish treatment for your child, you can now book a consultation at Ideal Smiles of Stamford by calling us at (203) 359-2222 or emailing us at [email protected] For a session, you can visit Ideal Smiles, located at 86 Prospect St Suite 300, Stamford, CT 06901.