Should my child use a fluoride rinse?

McHenry Dentists, fluoride rinsesFluoride 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.

The McHenry Dentists recommend 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 the staff at The McHenry Dentist.

Which fluoride rinse should I buy?

Here is a list of Oral Rinses with Fluoride 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

Inspector Hector Tooth Protector Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

Crest Kid’s Crest Anti-Cavity Fluoride Rinse

Listerine Smart Rinse

Swan Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

The Natural Dentist Cavity Zapper Fluoride Rinse

Tom’s of Maine Alcohol-free/Natural Children’s Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

CVS Kids’ Anticavity Fluoride Rinse 

Equate Kids’ Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

H.E. Buddy Bubble Gum Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

Hill Country Essentials Mint Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

Publix Kids Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

Meijer Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

Rite Aid Mint Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

ShopRite Anticavity Fluoride Rinse For Kids

Sunmark Mint Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

UP & UP Fluoride Mouth Rinse Anticavity

Western Family Anticavity Fluoride Rinse Kids