BPA-Free Fluoride Treatment for Children in Sacramento, CA
A naturally occurring mineral called fluoride helps shield teeth from cavities in both adults and children. Natural fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth and keeps cavities at bay. For many years, it has been a crucial treatment for dental health. Dr. Kenechukwu Eze offers BPA-free fluoride treatment for children at Bubbles Dental. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 6030 S Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822.
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With so many chemicals and ingredients being proven as potentially harmful to the health of the general population, parents are encouraged to find good-quality health care providers, dental providers, and even becoming knowledgeable regarding various treatments that are offered to their children. BPA is one of those chemicals that was widely used for many years but has since proven to be a potentially harmful chemical, making many parents look for products and treatments that are guaranteed to be BPA-free.
BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical that is often used to produce some types of plastics or resins, and sometimes being used to produce some dental materials. The presence of BPA and its ability to leach into liquids or foods that it is in contact with has raised a significant amount of concern by public health officials due to the potential effects exposure to BPA may have. To ensure the health and safety of the general population, many products have started to be produced using different chemicals to ensure that no BPA is present, including dental products used during dental treatments, resulting in BPA-free alternatives being made available for many treatments including fluoride treatments. Fluoride itself is not made using BPA but in order to ensure that no BPA has contaminated the fluoride that is being used on patients, all of the containers and surrounding packaging that is plastic or resin that comes into contact with the liquid fluoride needs to be BPA-free as well.
To ensure that the fluoride treatment provided by your child’s dentist is safe for use on children, parents may choose to find a dentist that offers BPA-free dental treatments, extending to a BPA-free fluoride treatments. Fluoride treatments are a very important component to preventative dentistry, particularly for children, as the fluoride is effective in strengthening the teeth and preventing cavities, so finding a BPA-free option ensures that your child is able to receive safe and healthy dental treatments that provides long-term dental health benefits.
Since there are different types of fluoride treatments available for children, it is always recommended that parents consult with their child’s dentist to ensure that they are providing the most effective and safest of fluoride treatment options to suit your child’s individual needs, including taking their age, dental health, and medical history into account.
As with most professional dental treatments, it is recommended that children start to receive regular fluoride treatments during their normal dental check-ups as soon as their baby teeth start to come in, which will typically happen when the child is around 6 months of age. Fluoride treatments are often included with the regularly scheduled cleanings, often recommended for children every 6 months to reduce their risks of tooth decay and to provide them with sufficient preventative dental care.
Some children are at an increased risk of tooth decay or would benefit from receiving more frequent fluoride treatments, including those who are receiving orthodontic care that impedes their ability to maintain proper dental hygiene such as braces, and those who live in an area where fluoride is not included in their drinking water. For those who are at a higher risk of tooth decay, supplementary fluoride treatments can be scheduled with the child’s dentist, and at-home treatments may be recommended for further prevention of tooth decay. To make the treatments more enjoyable for children and to encourage a positive attitude towards preventative dental care, fluoride treatments for children can be provided in a variety of methods and flavors.
Fluoride treatments are almost always included in regularly scheduled dental check-ups and cleanings due to their significant contributions to preventative oral health. Being a healthy mineral, fluoride is actually able to change the structure of the teeth to make the enamel stronger and less likely to be damaged by plaque or acid erosion. Regular fluoride treatments prevent decay of the teeth, reducing the frequency of cavities, and allowing for children to have strong, healthy teeth as they continue to grow, allowing them to maintain healthy natural teeth for as long as possible.
Children are often more susceptible to developing decay or cavities as they are still learning how to properly care for their teeth and gums and often consume more foods that contain sugars that cause the production of acid in the mouth that leads to increased decay, making fluoride treatments an essential component for preventative children’s dental care. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 6030 S Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822. We serve patients from Sacramento CA, Lemon Hill CA, Pocket CA, Meadowview CA, Greenhaven CA, Hollywood Park CA, and surrounding areas.