With cavities being a chronic disease for children, an effective method of reducing the chances of a child forming cavities is by drinking water with fluoride. Most communities today fluoridate their water to reduce on childhood cavities. Fluoride is a natural mineral substance that prevents decay from occurring by strengthening your child's teeth. Ingesting too much fluoride is not good either. However, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensures the right amount of fluoride in drinking water is never surpassed. Despite fluoride strengthening your child's teeth, proper brushing with toothpaste that includes fluoride and flossing should never be ignored.
Fluoridated water also reduces the amount of money families spend on dental care. By preventing decay to be with, children will suffer less from childhood cavities reducing dental care costs to repair cavities by your child's dentist. To ensure fluoridated water is effective on your child’s teeth, visit us at NexGen Dentistry in National City, California for a checkup.