A 52-year-old member asked:
Does my child need fluoride?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Maybe: If there is Fluoride in your city water your child likely doesn't need additional supplementation. However if there isn't any your child should take Fluoride each day. Go to your county website to find out about the fluoridation of your water or ask your pediatrician.
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Dentistry 16 years experience
Yes, but how much: If Fluoride is already present in your county or city drinking water your child is likely receiving plenty of fluoride. However, if there is no Fluoride added to your water, your child may need supplementation. See your dentist or pediatrician.
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Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
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Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes small amounts: Small amounts of Fluoride help protect the teeth from decay. The question is are they already getting enough from what they eat and drink or do they need additional. This depends on where you live, how old the child is, how good is their oral hygiene and diet, have they already had cavities. Your pediatric dentist can help guide you. One size does not fit all.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2015
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