Fluoridation of teeth
The procedure for fluoridation of teeth is one of the techniques that have found widespread use in pediatric dentistry. It is understood as the performance of mineralization of tooth enamel.
The main advantages of this procedure for children are:
- Ability to support the antibacterial environment with fluoride ions.
- The enamel is tenfold stronger.
- Dental fillings get longer life.
- Teeth become less sensitive.
This procedure is performed exclusively on the recommendation of a dentist. It is allowed for babies over the age of two. In the event that the attending physician detects the presence of carious cavities, then this procedure can be performed only after the problem has been eliminated.
The procedure for simple fluoridation of teeth is the use of a special brush on the surface of the teeth, on which a gel or varnish based on fluoride is applied. In addition, specialized mouth guards can be used for this. Note that the fluoride layer is attached to the enamel. The procedure can take an average of 15 to 20 minutes. In turn, it is carried out in five to ten sessions. Note that the number of procedures is determined individually, in each specific case.
Speaking about deep fluoridation of teeth, this procedure is considered to be more effective, since fluoridating elements enter the pores of the enamel, thereby significantly strengthening it. After professional teeth cleaning has been performed, a medical specialist applies a special solution, which actually "seals" the enamel. Note that after that the oral cavity is additionally processed and rinsed.
This procedure is completely harmless and painless for the child. The technique allows for effective prevention of caries, as well as ensure the safety of teeth. Thus, a baby's smile will be very beautiful from an early age.