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Do I Need To Give My Baby Fluoride
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
Is it ok to give my 3month old remineralized water with added fluoride 2-3x a week even though it says for babies 6-24months? Shes strictly breastfeed
Water infant : At age two months you can start giving two ounces of water a day ...Read more
I prepare my baby's formula with bottled Spring Water. Is that better than nursery fluoride water? Do I need to boil spring water?
Why not tap water?: Most tap water is perfectly safe to make infant formula with, and likely does not need boiling. Most city tap water contains adequate fluoride and is comparable to nursery water. Bottled water is regulated by the FDA, but mineral content is highly variable, which is somewhat concerning if given to an infant over long periods of time. Fluoride in water is not necessary until teeth are visible. ...Read more
How important are fluoride treatments to baby teeth? Our son gets a fluoride treatment every time he goes to the dentist, but i never do. Why do kids need fluoride, but adults don't?
Newly erupted teeth: Are more prone to cavities as the enamel is made of carbonated apatite when they first erupt. As the enamel matures it converts to more acid resistant hydroxy apatite and fluor apatite. Fluoride helps this maturation process to progress. It will help permanent teeth as well but to a lesser degree. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the risk of fluoride in my baby's water for her formula? Do u reccomend a good brand of water for my baby to mix with her formula?
No risk: Fluoride in the baby's water is a great idea but your pediatrician should know the amount of Fluoride in the water in your community and whether or not the baby is using tap water or other source of bottled water which may not have Fluoride so they can advise whether a Fluoride supplement is indicated, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Divides experts: The recommendations you are seeking will take some time to provide and is a hot topic that divides the medical community. As experts in this area re-examine the issue based on current studies. A recent example below... http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/24719570/water-fluoridation:-a-critical-review-of-the-physiological-effects-of-ingested-fluoride-as-a-public-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Or, can supplement: A little Fluoride is good, but too much isn't good for teeth either. If you don't use water with fluoride, you can use a liquid Fluoride supplement or multivitamin with fluoride. If your water has fluoride, however, as many public water utilities do, or if you use bottled water without fluoride, you won't want to use a Fluoride supplement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluoride: One of the best ways to strengthen teeth & make them less susceptible to tooth decay is the incorporation of Fluoride into the actual structure of the enamel as they form. This is much better than any Fluoride treatment to the surface of teeth later on. Whether or not to use Fluoride supplements, vitamins with Fluoride or nothing depends upon the amount of Fluoride in the natural water supply.->. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby now 5w takes 3oz of soy formula prepared with fluoride Nusery Water every 3-4 hours. fluorosis or are the amounts safe? Formula fed since day 3.
No need.: Congrats on your new baby and 3oz of formula prepared with nursery water with fluoride is not necessary. There are concerns about too much fluoride causing fluorosis and no need to use nursery water with fluoride. Most babies do not need fluoride until after 6 months of age. If you like nursery water, use it without fluoride until older than 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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