When used appropriately, fluoride is both safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental cavities. Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in water and many foods. Fluoride helps the tooth’s outer surface, the enamel, to stay strong and to fight against the acids that cause cavities and tooth decay.
The AAPD encourages fluoride treatments for children and states that professional fluoride treatments are beneficial and best utilized as part of a comprehensive preventive program developed by your children's doctor in Reseda, CA.
However, Dr. Su understands many parents still have concerns about the administration of fluoride and she will discuss and assess what’s best for your child based on his/her unique needs, including the risks and benefits.