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Fluoride Treatment – Arlington Heights, IL

Keeping Growing Smiles
Safe From Decay


Did you know that cavities are still one of the biggest oral health problems found in children throughout the United States? Even if your little one practices brushing every day, their technique may not always be enough to keep their pearly whites safe from decay. That’s why our team at Westgate Dental Care is more than happy to provide fluoride treatment to help your child maintain a decay-free smile! This quick and simple procedure is designed to protect teeth from harmful bacteria and can be completed in a matter of minutes. Keep reading to learn more about fluoride treatment or give our team a call if you wish to schedule an appointment for your little one.

Why Choose Westgate Dental Care for Fluoride Treatment?

  • Reliable & Safe Dental Materials
  • Professional & Friendly Dental Team
  • Relaxing Environment for Comfortable Care

What Is Fluoride?

child undergoing fluoride treatment in Arlington Heights

Back in the early 20 th century, researchers discovered a naturally occurring mineral known as fluoride that had the incredible capacity for fighting off bacteria and decay in teeth. After some time testing the substance on the proper levels, it was decided to implement this mineral into the water supply for the general population. It was also introduced into teeth cleaning products such as mouthwash and toothpaste. Due to fluoride’s positive influence on oral health, our pediatric dentist in Arlington Heights can provide treatment that uses a concentrated dose of the substance during your child’s dental checkups and cleanings.

How Is Fluoride Treatment Applied?

a child holding an hourglass during fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatment involves an extremely simplified process for protecting our patients’ smiles. At the beginning of your little one’s appointment, one of our trained team members will carefully clean and dry their pearly whites to prepare them for the procedure. Their dentist will then apply a thin coating of fluoride varnish over the tooth enamel. Luckily, the mixture typically settles quickly, so there shouldn’t be cross-contamination with saliva afterward. When our team is finished, your child’s teeth should have an effective defensive barrier against bacteria across their grin.

Benefits of Fluoride Treatment

a child smiling after undergoing fluoride treatment

With fluoride treatment, your little one will be able to enjoy a smile that is protected from decay and cavities for some time. This is especially helpful if your child is still learning how to use their toothbrush for cleaning or they aren’t always finishing their oral hygiene routine every day. Having this additional layer of protection can ensure that their teeth are safe while they grow and mature. Furthermore, a recent study showed that kids who underwent fluoride treatment were 43% less likely to form cavities! With a quick and easy process, this makes the procedure incredibly valuable for you and your little one.