Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that strengthens teeth and bones. In our office, we paint fluoride onto children’s teeth after their cleanings to help strengthen their enamel and prevent tooth decay. Everything your child eats and drinks in a day contains a level of acidity that could potentially burn its way through their tooth’s enamel. Once this happens, your child’s teeth will be prone to sensitivity, decay, yellowing, and more. You can never grow more enamel, so this is why we like to provide our younger patients with fluoride treatment from the beginning. This way, they can build upon a foundation of strong teeth and strengthen enamel.