Fluoride in mouth wash can help protect your child’s teeth from cavities. The American Dental Association (ADA) has awarded several oral rinses their ADA Seal of Acceptance. These products were found to be effective in helping to prevent and reduce tooth decay, when used as directed.
Dr Hannah Baek, Woodridge dentist, recommends fluoride rinses that have the ADA Seal. Fluoride rinses, when used with regular brushing and flossing, will help prevent cavities.
How do fluoride rinses work?
Rinsing with a fluoride mouth wash helps to strengthen the outer surface of teeth called enamel. This fluoride fortified enamel will help prevent cavities from forming.
When should a child use a fluoride rinse?
Fluoride rinses are not recommended for children under age 6. Follow the directions on the label or the directions given by your Woodridge dentist, Dr Hannah Baek.
Which fluoride rinse should I buy?
Here is a partial list of fluoride rinses that bear the ADA Seal of Acceptance. You can purchase these fluoride rinses at your local drug store, department store or grocery store.
ACT Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
Colgate® Phos-Flur® Ortho Defense
Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Rinse
Crest Kid’s Anti-Cavity Fluoride Rinse
Listerine Smart Rinse
Tom’s of Maine Alcohol-free/Natural Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
CVS Kids’ Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
Equate Kids’ Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
Meijer Anticavity Fluoride Rinse Fresh
Sunmark Mint Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
UP & UP Fluoride Mouth Rinse Anticavity (Mint)
Western Family Anticavity Fluoride Rinse Kids