Oral fluoride is sometimes a source of confusion for parents. The purpose of fluoride is to prevent mineral loss, and to promote the remineralization of tooth enamel. Here in Chilliwack, we don’t have fluoride in our municipal water. The CDA supports appropriate uses of fluoride in dental maintenance, such as toothpaste containing fluoride. It is important, however, not to use too much: too much fluoride can result in fluorosis, a condition where white specks appear on the permanent teeth. Using a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste for brushing your child’s teeth should not cause fluorosis. If you have any questions about fluoride treatment, or fluoride in toothpaste, Dr. Dhesi will be happy to answer any of your concerns.
If you have questions or concerns about how to care for your child’s teeth, we would be happy to hear from you! Contact us at Summit View Dental Centre today.