PREVENTION : How important is Tooth Fluoride application in children?

Parents are confused to give their child fluoride tooth paste or a non-fluoride one. 

Fluoride is not a medication but an essential mineral required for heavy development of teeth and bones. 


Fluoride actually causes healthy eruption of permanent teeth, prevents demineralisation of the teeth, helps in healthy bones, helps to fight against decay, fluoride is given in various forms its there in topical application, present in tooth paste as a mouth wash, in pit and fisher sealants which clearly help fight bacteria by maximizing sealants which are applied on the top of the teeth. 

Sometimes a child needs oral dose of fluoride also which is usually a prescription you can talk to your dentist. 


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