02/04/2010  |  
How Topical Fluoride Benefits Your Child

Even though children use fluoride toothpaste, it may still be important for them to receive fluoride treatments with their routine six-month dental cleanings and exams. And why does this matter? Fluoride has the unique ability to strengthen tooth enamel, which is made-up of an incredible crystalline substance, calcium hydroxyapatite—the hardest substance in nature. When you incorporate fluoride, this substance becomes calcium fluorapatite, which is more resistant to acid attack and thus tooth decay.

Learn more about the importance of fluoride in your child’s oral healthcare in the consultation article, Topical Fluoride.

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