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Fluoride treatments starting from six months of age or when your child's teeth are visible? That's right.  This new guidline, one of several updated guidelines the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) released for preventive healthcare screenings and assessments, echoes one issued in 2014 by the American Association of Pediatric Dentists for parents to start treating children’s teeth while they are infants.   

The AAPD wrote in its Guideline on Fluoride Therapy, “There is confirmation from evidence-based reviews that fluoride use for the prevention and control of caries is both safe and highly effective in reducing dental caries prevalence.” 

The discovery of fluoride’s protective qualities for teeth is something of a medical miracle and there are many reasons children benefit from a professional fluoride treatment. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel helping to prevent tooth decay and reverse early decay.