Dr. Noel Korf has been a pediatric dental specialist in Scottsdale for over 38 years. He provides a fair and humanistic approach to pediatric dentistry. Dr. Korf firmly believes that his educational, non-sedation approach to pediatric dentistry helps children cope with difficult decisions and increases their desire to care for their own teeth.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Why Is Fluoride Treatment Important?
and vitamins are the building blocks of our body's overall health and immune
system. Calcium, for example, helps us grow strong bones and teeth, while
potassium plays an important part in nerve function and muscle control. In a
similar fashion, our teeth benefit from fluoride.
is a mineral found in the earth's crust and in foods such as fish, and tea.
Fluoride is also added to treated water supplies, in addition to toothpaste and
mouthwash. It strengthens developing tooth
enamel during infancy and early childhood years. This typically happens before
the teeth push through the gum tissue. Fluoride also helps strengthen the
enamel found on permanent teeth, which reduces the effects of acidic bacteria
on teeth and gums.
benefits of fluoride have been extensively researched and documented since the
early 1900's, when scientists discovered that a lack of fluoride in drinking
water resulted in widespread tooth decay and gum disease.
fluoride is an active ingredient in virtually every toothpaste on the market
and can be found in many over-the-counter mouthwashes. According to the
National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, 200 million people
receive fluoridated water, and over 13 million children take part in a
school-based fluoride mouth-wash program. As a result, tooth decay has declined
and is considered to be a preventable condition for most people.
Dentists use concentrated
fluoride treatments when treating a
variety of dental conditions, such as gum disease
treatment is typically included during regular dental cleanings, particularly
for patients with poor oral hygiene and diet, immune-suppressing illnesses,
extensive prior dental work, or those who haven’t had a thorough dental
cleaning in a while.
you have any questions, or you would like to know more about concentrated and
intensive fluoride therapy, please contact North Scottsdale pediatric dentist,
Dr. Noel W. Korf. Fluoride education and treatment are incorporated into his
preventive education and care procedures for the area’s youth. Instilling good
dental habits and understanding of oral health is a large part of his practice.
Visit www.drkorf.com for
more information about pediatric dental services in North Scottsdale.