Fluoride and Children

Fluoride, at low levels, can help keep teeth healthy by preventing cavities in children. The majority of drinking water in the United States has been fluorinated for several years as a public health service. Even with this help, you want to be sure your baby is getting enough fluoride daily with these simple tips.


See a Dentist or Doctor

An oral health assessment should be performed by a qualified healthcare professional by six months of age. Your Dentist or Doctor can help determine if any supplemental fluoride is needed.

Use Fluoride Toothpaste

Beginning at age 2 (unless indicated earlier by your child's Dentist), you can begin to give your child a very small amount of fluoride-containing toothpaste working up to a "pea size".

Get Fluoride Treatments

If your Dentist determines that your child has an increased risk of cavities, the Dentist may recommend professional fluoride treatments every six months.
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