Fluoride is a trace element which when applied to the surface of the teeth (enamel) creates a stronger and more resistant coating to the acid attack. Fluoride is one of the main reasons for which dental decay has drastically been reduced in the western world. Fluoride must be applied to teeth regularly and frequently in order to bring drastic effects. The best fluoride source is the toothpaste due to its frequent every day use.

Fluoridated water is also a valuable fluoride source, but potable water in Cyprus does not contain an adequate amount of fluoride. Topical application of fluoride on the teeth in a dental clinic twice a year is one of the most effective methods of fluoride treatment, and contributes to the decrease of dental decay per 50%. Fluoride treatment can start around the age of 2 years according to a child's needs and ends around the age of 18. It is particularly useful for patients with a high risk of dental decay. Artificially fluoridated water is sold in the marker which is also effective for the prevention of dental decay. However, consult your Dentist for the amount of this water your child can consume per day.

If your child consumes too much fluoride then the enamel of the permanent teeth which are at the developing stage inside the bone may suffer fluorosis.

Fluorosis is a developmental anomaly where the enamel of the permanent teeth presents with snow white or yellow-brown spots (molten enamel).

Age one
First visit to the dentist at the latest|
Brushing teeth
Brushing teeth from age one = A treasure for your child's teeth|
No more than 3 sugary snacks per day|
Dummy sucking
Better stop between 2-4 years old|
Thumb sucking
If your child is above 4 years old and is still thumb sucking, then we can help you|
Dental prevention starts from pregnancy|
First tooth
First baby tooth erupts between 6/10 months|
Juices and soft drinks
Frequent consumption of juices and soft drinks can destroy your teeth fast|
Dental decay is the most frequent childhood disease|
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatments in the dental office twice a year can decrease dental decay by 40%!|
Sealants can save the molar teeth from dental decay|
Fluoride causes no harm in the correct dose|
Mouth breathing
Chronic mouth breathing can cause serious orthodontic problems|
First exam
First orthodontic exam at age 6-7 years old|
Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is for all ages|
Dental phobia can be managed professionally|
Special needs
Children with special needs can find help in our office|