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How Can I Remove The Fluoride From My Water Bottle
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
Tap water: Fluoridated water has greatly reduced dental caries incidence in the general population. Places that have excessive Fluoride that is naturally occurring in drinking water, have at worst mottled splotchy discorations in teeth. However the carcinogens found in the plastics re detrimental to health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.
Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more
3yr old son's lower teeth is yellowish frm bottom,in & out.Brushes twice,washes aftr almost every meal.no bottle to bed.no-fluoride paste & water.hlp.
Fear, paranoia: People are often very skeptical when the government mandates an additive to our food or water supply. Fear and paranoia about Fluoride also abound on the internet. But no one says anything about adding vitamins and minerals to bread and milk. Fluoride is a necessary mineral for our bodies just like iron or calcium, and Fluoride exists in natural well water all over the world. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It reduces cavities: When Fluoride is absorbed into the body of a child developing teeth, the Fluoride gets incorporated into the calcified matrix of dental enamel. This Fluoride reinforced enamel is more resistant to tooth decay than enamel without fluoride. This reduces the incidence of cavities and promotes healthier teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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