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Does my child need fluoride?
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Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Fulmer
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO!!!
Fluoride is considered more toxic than lead! it has been proven to significantly lower iq, increase risk of bone cancer and hip fractures & can reduce thyroid function.
Research suggests that any benefits of Fluoride comes from applying it to teeth in toothpaste & there are no benefits of drinking it in water or taking Fluoride drops. See http://naturaldentistry.Us/1378/the-dangers-of-fluoride/.

In brief: NO!!!
Fluoride is considered more toxic than lead! it has been proven to significantly lower iq, increase risk of bone cancer and hip fractures & can reduce thyroid function.
Research suggests that any benefits of Fluoride comes from applying it to teeth in toothpaste & there are no benefits of drinking it in water or taking Fluoride drops. See http://naturaldentistry.Us/1378/the-dangers-of-fluoride/.
Dr. Randy Baker
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2 comments
Dr. James Ferguson
Garbage.With proper use,fluoride has provided generations with healthier teeth and healthier lives. There are a few that want us to be afraid of our shadows & sadly they actually believe this bunk. In excess anything is potentially toxic,even water & oxygen.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
If fluoride is absent in the community drinking water, specific supplements/ gels/ rinses may be recommended according to need. Batshaw 2011
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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