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Exposing tooth enamel to trace amounts of fluoride has long been known to help maintain healthy teeth. This is often a factor in municipal providers including fluoride to their drinking water. Along with a consistent oral hygiene routine and regular dental checkups this can help your family prevent cavities.

However, families living in rural locations or who don’t have daily access to fluoridated water could be at increased risk of suffering from tooth decay. Small children can sometimes be at heightened risk given their enjoyment of sweet foods and propensity for inconsistent oral hygiene habits.

If your child’s dental checkup at Dr. Caesar Ciaglia’s dentist office reveals any signs of demineralized tooth enamel, he might provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements. Using them as directed can help maintain the strength of their teeth between your regularly schedule dental checkups.

Concentrated fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse are two of the more popular and convenient options for older children. Fluoride supplements are also available in other forms such as sublingual tabs and ingestible liquid, which might be preferable for a small child.

If you live in the New Lenox, Illinois, area and you are concerned about the strength of your child’s teeth, you should call 815-485-2345 to set up a dental checkup with Dr. Caesar Ciaglia.