Fluoride Treatments for Kids
Children’s Fluoride Treatments available in West Lake Hills, TX
Fluoride plays an important role in the development of children’s teeth.
Fluoride is often found naturally in water, soil, air, and many foods. It is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in the growing teeth of children from 6 months to 16 years old. Once teeth are fully developed, fluoride makes them more resistant to decay by promoting remineralization. This process replaces the lost tooth structure, before the damage is even visible!
Many cities add fluoride to public drinking water as a source of dietary, or “systemic” fluoride. The fluoride is absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the entire body. Most fluoride is deposited in bones and hard tissues like teeth.
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Fluoride can also be applied directly to the tooth surface (known as “topical” fluoride) with things like toothpaste, mouth rinses, and in-office treatments. Since fluoride is so important to developing teeth we typically recommend a fluoride treatment during your child’s regular checkup. it’s as simple as placing the fluoride gel into a tray, and covering the teeth for about 4 minutes.
For dental checkups, cleanings, and fluoride treatments in West Lake Hills, TX, call Westlake Family Dental at (512) 328-0911.
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Dr. Angela Burns moved to Austin 10 years ago and instantly fell in love with our beautiful city. Dr. Burns is originally from the Texarkana area. She attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center for her degree in dental surgery (DDS). Dr. Burns is committed to providing her patients with gentle, technologically advanced dental treatment. She attends an average of 60 hours of continuing education every year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. Dr. Burns and her husband, Gary, have an 11-year-old daughter, Sydney, who is a proud 6th grader at Hill Country Middle School. She is also very involved in the Eanes PTO, her church, and loves raising her family in the Westlake community. “Growing up, I was drawn to mediating and helping others feel more included and less anxious. I was a camp counselor, student government officer and being the oldest of five, I was the family mediator. I found that I had a calling to help alleviate stressful situations for others and realized that being a good listener was something that was key to this. These skills really helped guide me into becoming a dentist that has based my practice on relationships, empathy and a sense of comfort. I knew that I wanted to provide an atmosphere that felt like home when others walked in. Our practice is small, personal and state of the art and we hope you feel like you’re hanging out with friends when you are here!” When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Burns enjoys traveling, hiking the greenbelt, enjoying Austin’s music scene, and eating Amy’s Ice Cream.