Dental caries are a significant problem for children. The risk of developing caries can be decreased by using fluoride. In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy recommending fluoride treatments for babies. In our office, we apply topical fluoride every 3-6 months starting when the first tooth erupts. During all of your well child checks, we also address dental health and proper dental care that is age appropriate. We also will recommend home treatment with fluoride supplements when medically necessary.