Fluoride Treatment

At Sweet Maple Pediatric Dentistry, we offer fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay for our patients. According to the ADA, fluoride intake is often recommended for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years. During this time, primary and permanent teeth are developing.

Fluoride is applied to the teeth in a varnish form using a brush. Fluoride helps by making the tooth more resistant to the build-up of decay causing plaque and sugars. It can also speed re-mineralization as well as disrupt acid erosion in teeth.

In addition to receiving fluoride treatment at our dental office, it can be applied to the teeth through fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses. Mouth rinses containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter. However, stronger mouth rinses can be prescribed as needed. Dr. Newton will advise you about your child’s fluoride needs.

We strive to provide you with the highest quality care, including the use of fluoride.

 

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is an FDA-approved topical solution that prevents and treats dental caries. This product contains two active ingredients: silver, which kills bacteria and prevents the formation of new biofilms; and fluoride, which prevents further demineralization (softening) of the tooth structure.

Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to treat tooth decay is simple and noninvasive, and it can be done right here in our pediatric dental office.

Silver Diamine Fluoride can be used in several situations, including:

  • Children with extreme decay
  • Children who have difficulty sitting still for treatment
  • Patients with special needs
  • Children with tooth decay who require multiple visits

Among the advantages of silver diamine fluoride are:

  • Relieves tooth hypersensitivity.
  • It kills the bacteria that causes cavities.
  • Hardens softened dentin, making it acid-and abrasion-resistant.
  • It does not stain healthy dentin or enamel.

Sweet Maple Pediatric Dentistry utilizes the most advanced technology to ensure your child’s oral health. As a result, they will grow up with a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Contact our office today if you would like more information about Silver Diamine Fluoride and how it can benefit your child.

Contact Us

Pediatric Dentist Jefferson

1363 Old Pendergrass Road, Suite 1110

Jefferson, GA 30549

Fax: (770) 766-7193

Monday: 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 5pm
Friday : 7:30am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed