Dr. Austin McMurphy may recommend a fluoride treatment if your child’s teeth are prone to cavities. Our pediatric dentist and team provide this preventive treatment to strengthen and protect your child’s teeth so that they can enjoy better oral health as they grow and develop. Call McMurphy Pediatric Dental to make an appointment and learn more about fluoride treatment in Biloxi and Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Fluoride is a natural mineral which works to strengthen teeth and encourage proper tooth development. While your child receives some fluoride from their diet and from using fluoridated toothpaste, our caring pediatric dentist provide fluoride to further strengthen your child’s teeth and prevent cavities.

As your child eats and drinks during the day, the bacteria, sugars and acids in their mouth attack the enamel of their teeth, demineralizing and weakening it and making their teeth more prone to cavities. Fluoride works to remineralize this tooth enamel and help prevent cavities from developing. Fluoride strengths teeth as they develop to keep them strong and healthy so that your child can minimize their risk of cavities in the future as well.

Fluoride treatments can be provided in just a few minutes as part of your child’s regular dental appointments. During these appointments, our pediatric dentist will check your child’s fluoride levels, and will recommend professional fluoride treatment if we find that those levels are low or that your child is more prone to developing tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are available in the form of a gel, varnish or foam.

For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, give us a call today. We look forward to helping you care for your child’s smile!