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As a parent, our child’s health and well-being are understandably important to you. Maintaining healthy teeth, especially permanent teeth, can go a long way toward helping your son or daughter experience high-quality of life in adulthood.

The outer layer on each of their teeth is composed of a strong mineral substance, which is known as tooth enamel. This is what gives their teeth the strength to bite, chew, and grind, while also helping to resist the ravages of tooth decay.

Your child’s routine dental checkups with Dr. William Schell includes monitoring the overall health and strength of their teeth. If he notices areas of concern with your child’s tooth enamel, that haven’t yet developed into cavities Dr. Schell might recommend a fluoride treatment.

This simple treatment only takes a few minutes and can easily be included at the end of your child’s dental checkup. It is designed to bolster the mineral strength of your teeth to help prevent future cavities.

The treatment involves Schell pouring a small amount of a special concentrated fluoride gel into special trays. They will be placed in your child’s mouth along with a gentle suction wand to catch any excess saliva.

If you live in the Plano, Texas, area and your child is due for their next dental checkup you should call 972-618-0084 to schedule an appointment at William W. Schell, DDS.