Tooth decay is a dental problem that can be experienced by all people of all ages, specifically children. According to research, more than 50% of children experience cavities. Tooth which Holes will cause pain, so the child has difficulty eating and talking.
Preventing cavities in children takes precedence over treating them. In addition, dental treatment methods to prevent cavities are considered easier and cheaper, compared to treating damaged teeth.
One way to prevent cavities in children is the application of fluoride to the child's teeth, which is carried out by a dentist.
Mbenefits Fluoridefor Tooth
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in water, and is often added to toothpaste and mouthwash. This substance can protect teeth from decay and prevent cavities
Teeth are prone to cavities when the outer layer of the tooth weakens. Weakness of the outer layer of the teeth occurs due to acid substances from bacteria attached to the dental plaque. This acid will damage the lining of the teeth, which eventually causes cavities.
To make teeth more resistant to acid attack, additional fluoride is needed. This fluoride addition works to:
- Prevents the growth of harmful oral bacteria.
- Slows down the loss of minerals from the outermost layer of the teeth.
- Rebuilds the weakened outer layer of the tooth.
- Stops early signs of tooth decay.
Fluoride Treatment on Child's Teeth
To prevent cavities in children, dentists can provide a treatment called fluoride treatment. This procedure is done by applying fluoride to the child's teeth. First of all, the dentist will clean the teeth first, then dry them with an air spray.
Next, the dentist will apply fluoride in the form of a gel on the outermost layer of the tooth. The level of fluoride given by the dentist is higher than that contained in toothpaste. This procedure is done twice a year until the child reaches adolescence.
The application of fluoride is highly recommended on the teeth of children who are just growing to strengthen the outer layer of their teeth. Taking care of dental health as early as possible and regularly going to the dentist for preventive care for cavities will make your child's smile shine into adulthood.
drg. Viera Fitani(Dentist)