Why choose Toothbeary for your child’s fluoride treatment?
Fluoride is a soft colourful mineral and a natural constituent of many food sources, drinking water and even seawater. Your local water supplier will be able to tell you how much fluoride is in your drinking water. The most effective concentration is thought to be one part of fluoride for every million parts of water (1ppm).
Scientists have studied the effects of fluoride exposure in great detail and the universally accepted overall conclusion is that a correctly dosed level of fluoride is not harmful but significantly benefits dental health and helps reduce dental decay.
Although safe and even healthy at low concentrations, the sustained consumption of large amounts of soluble fluoride salts is dangerous. Children may experience gastrointestinal distress upon ingesting excessive amounts of flavoured toothpaste. Therefore we recommend that you always supervise your child’s tooth brushing habits up to the age of seven and only use a small amount of the relevant age‐specified children’s toothpaste.
Evidence suggests that the caries reducing effect of fluoride is mostly exerted by its topical effect. The amount of fluoride in toothpaste (1000-1450ppm depending on the age of the child) is sufficient to significantly reduce the risk of decay.
Nevertheless if your child is already suffering from tooth decay or shows increased risk for it, then your dentist or hygienist can apply fluoride gel to your child’s teeth. These gels are concentrated and therefore additional self‐applied fluoride sources (like fluoride tablets, drops or salt) are usually not required. At Toothbeary we perform an individual risk assessment and will inform you how much and what type of fluoride is best for your child.
We ensure our prices are highly competitive compared to other specialist paediatric dentists in London.
Included in dental examinations
Dental hygienist and therapist – GDC No 258679
Our highly skilled prevention team at Toothbeary includes experienced hygienist Daisy Wigin.
Daisy qualified from King’s College Hospital, London in June 2015. She is upbeat, enthusiastic and has a positive outlook on life. She is passionate about providing holistic care and tailored treatment that is specific for each individual child.
“Fantastic dental care for children. My child has had a big fear of trips to the dentist and I was so pleased to see him happily allowing the dentists to see him at Toothbeary. We had a great experience.”
Our unique approach to treating your child is designed around building trust and confidence through positive experiences so we can promote and reinforce good oral hygiene habits whilst instilling the need to care for their own teeth.