Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment is one of the best defenses against tooth decay!

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Using fluoride toothpaste and drinking fluoridated water is usually the best source for your child receiving its benefits.


Water is fluoridated in about two-thirds of cities and towns in the United States. If your water is not fluoridated or if your children’s teeth need more fluoride to maintain healthy teeth, our pediatric dentists can advise you on this; and prescribe it, if necessary, in the form of a gel, mouth rinse, or tablet. Children between the ages of six months and 16 years may require these fluoride supplements.


Things to Consider…

  • Children & Teen Dental will consider many different factors before recommending a fluoride treatment. Your child’s age, risk of developing dental decay, and the different liquids your child drinks are important considerations. Bottled, filtered and well waters vary in their fluoride amount, so a water analysis may sometimes be necessary to ensure your child is receiving the proper amount.
  • Dental sealants and fluoride together can prevent almost all (95%) cases of tooth decay!
  • Fluoride helps the smooth surfaces of the teeth the most. It is less effective on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where dental sealants would be the best preventive measure.
  • Fluoride is documented to be safe and highly effective. Research indicates water fluoridation, the most cost effective method, has decreased the decay rate by over 50%. Only small amounts of fluoride are necessary for the maximum benefit. Proper toothpaste amount must be supervised, and other forms of fluoride supplements must be carefully monitored in order to prevent a potential overdose and unsightly spots on the developing permanent teeth. Do not leave toothpaste tubes where young children can reach them. The flavors that help encourage them to brush may also encourage them to eat toothpaste.
  • Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay.
  • Fluoride repairs tiny areas of decay before they become big cavities and makes teeth more resistant to decay.
  • Fluoride makes germs in the mouth less able to cause decay.


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Children & Teen Dental, provides specialized, comprehensive oral health care for infants, children, and adolescents in a fun, stress-free environment that focuses on prevention and education. Our goal is to help your child be healthy and enter adulthood free of dental diseases and dental fears – with good oral health habits that will last a lifetime.

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Tuscaloosa Rice Mine Rd
221 Rice Mine Rd NE, Suite A
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Phone: 205-255-3837

Tuscaloosa Mcfarland Blvd
1825 Mcfarland Blvd N, Suite D
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Phone: 205-255-3940

Anniston
1701 Leighton Ave
Anniston, AL 36207

Phone: 256-238-9233


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Children & Teen Dental is a group of dedicated professionals who believe in building lasting relationships in our communities and with our patients. Our priority is to make a positive impact in your child’s life by enhancing self-confidence, self-esteem and overall dental health.

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