In today's social media world, Facebook or the Internet will tell you science says this or that. ALL science and I say ALL science says that fluoride on HEALTHY doses help your child's teeth. Healthy means a minimal dose of fluoride less than a few grains of sugar are exposed to your kid's teeth and not so much to your body. If your child cannot spit out then we do not recommend fluoride toothpaste. Our Signature Smiles Houston Dental office has fluoride free toothpaste for our baby visits and we have prescription strength fluoride free toothpaste for your teenagers.
At Signature Smiles, our kids dentist believes that maintaining the health of primary (baby) teeth is exceptionally important. Although baby teeth will eventually be replaced, they fulfill several crucial functions in the meantime.
Baby teeth aid enunciation and speech production, help a child chew food correctly, maintain space for adult teeth, and prevent the tongue from posturing abnormally in the mouth. When baby teeth are lost prematurely, adjacent teeth shift to fill the gap, causing impacted adult teeth and the potential need for orthodontic treatment. This phenomenon can lead to impacted adult teeth, years of orthodontic treatment, and a poor aesthetic result.