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Using Fluoride and Dental Health

How Does Using Fluoride Help My Child’s Oral Health?

You can strengthen your teeth by using fluoride to help resist cavities. An overload amount of Fluoride can cause a chalky white to brown discoloration of your permanent teeth leading to dental fluorosis.

Help your child prevent getting dental fluorosis by being cautious of sources of fluoride as it is simple for children to swallow a lot of it.

Origin of Having Too Much Fluoride

  • Accidentally ingesting an excess amount of toothpaste containing fluoride.
  • Toddlers typically swallow toothpaste whenever they are brushing their teeth.

Inappropriate Use of Fluoride Supplements

For infants under 6 months of age, be sure to not give them fluoride vitamins, tablets, or drops.

For a child over 6 months, provide supplements to them only on recommendation from a dental professional.

Unseen Sources That Contain Fluoride in Your Child’s Diet

Your infant’s formula that is concentrated with powder contains an abundance of fluoride within it. Other foods include, cereals, chicken products for infants, or any soy-based formula. Next time when you are out grocery shopping for your child, be sure to know what is inside their food.

How To Lower The Risk of Excess Fluoride For Your Child’s Teeth

  • For your young child, steer away from using fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Do not give them an overloading amount of toothpaste, only about a pea-sized amount. If you are requesting fluoride supplements, be sure that you have checked your child’s diet for any fluoride-containing foods/drinks.
  • Checkout your water’s fluoride levels before providing your child with fluoride supplements.


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