Fluoride For Kids: What To Expect?

When you’re going by the book and keeping up with dental care for your child, part of the children’s dentistry experience will likely include a fluoride treatment. We encourage this for growing smiles because fluoride offers so many exceptional benefits that help keep teeth strong and healthy. While the advantages sound nice, you may still be wondering about some of the details regarding what you can expect from the procedure itself. We are always happy to help you feel more confident!

Will It Hurt?

Not a chance! A fluoride treatment is a completely comfortable dental care treatment that we offer on a daily basis. We will simply coat your child’s smile in fluoride, a tasty and thin material. There will be a brief waiting period afterwards but your child will soon return to snacks and meals again with little to no inconvenience.

Do Most Children Need It?

Yes, do not assume your child has been singled out for any reason. While drinking fluoridated water and using toothpaste with fluoride in it is part of the plan, fluoride treatment helps boost the strength and resilience of your child’s teeth. It also protects against cavities.

Will The Process Take Long?

No! In most instances, fluoride treatment is something we can add onto your child’s usual preventive dental care visit. As a result, you won’t need to set up a special appointment. It’s very fast and efficient and extremely effective! It can even help reverse the initial occurrence of decay. Interested? Contact us today to learn more.


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.