Most Juno Beach parents know children’s oral health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. Weinberg Dentistry recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities and tooth pain in toddlers and children.
Resin dental sealants are applied by your Palm Beach Gardens dentist. The material bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting the pits and fissures from decay. Some Florida dental insurance providers cover dental sealants, so check with your provider if you are planning to get them for your kids.
Fluoride supplements help strengthen still-forming teeth prior to eruption. You can get a prescription from your Juno Beach pediatrician or talk to us at Weinberg Dentistry in Juno Beach. There is one caveat, however: if you have fluoridated water, your pediatrician may advise against taking additional fluoride in supplement form.
If your child is taking fluoride supplements, is an oral rinse redundant? Actually, no. Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but a fluoride rinse helps teeth that have already come in. Oral rinses containing fluoride can be purchased at any Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, or Juno Beach grocery store. Make sure you buy one specifically formulated for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash are usually intended only for breath-freshening and may not contain fluoride.
I recommend Juno Beach children use an oral rinse after they brush and floss at night. They are most effective when they are the last substance on teeth before kids go to bed.
At Weinberg Dentistry, we believe that with proper preventative dentistry, Palm Beach Gardens area kids can enjoy healthy teeth for life. If you yourself are in need of dental care here is a short list of some of the services we provide:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Implants
- Teeth Whitening
Dr. Brion Weinberg
14050 US Highway 1
Juno Beach, Florida