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Fluoride For Babies

  • Even though the baby teeth have not erupted, infants still need fluoride to help developing teeth grow strong.
    A pediatric dentist will determine the child’s fluoride needs during the initial consultation.
  • Children older than six months may need a fluoride supplement if their drinking water does not contain the
    ideal amount of fluoride. Fluoride has been shown to reduce tooth decay by as much as 50 to 70 percent.
  • A pediatric dentist will help determine whether the child needs a fluoride supplement and, if so, will prescribe
    the proper amount based upon the child’s age, fluoride levels in her primary source of drinking water, and
    other dietary sources of fluoride. Fluoride is conveniently available in fluoride drops or in combination with
    prescription vitamins.