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Is using toothpaste with fluoride absolutely necessary? I am allergic to fluoride and use a fluoride-free toothpaste. Is this alright for my children to use as well, or should they stick to using fluoride toothpaste up to a certain age? .

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Using a toothpaste containing Fluoride is not absolutely necessary, but you need to be more careful about having good oral hygeine and healthy diet low in sticky, high charbohydrate foods and acidy drinks.
Soda, fruit rollups and similar products should be avioded. Only about 1% or less of the population has a true Fluoride allergy.

In brief: No

Using a toothpaste containing Fluoride is not absolutely necessary, but you need to be more careful about having good oral hygeine and healthy diet low in sticky, high charbohydrate foods and acidy drinks.
Soda, fruit rollups and similar products should be avioded. Only about 1% or less of the population has a true Fluoride allergy.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Risk of Decay

Just know that when you don't have fluoride, the risks of decay increase.
You can read what the american dental association stance on Fluoride is, plus all the studies they use to back them up.

In brief: Risk of Decay

Just know that when you don't have fluoride, the risks of decay increase.
You can read what the american dental association stance on Fluoride is, plus all the studies they use to back them up.
Dr. Jerry Hu
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Xylitol

Introduce your children to xylitol.
Use of 6 grams a day has been shown to decrease tooth decay in children. This can be in gum, mints or even candy and is available in some supermarkets, dental offices, and health food stores.

In brief: Xylitol

Introduce your children to xylitol.
Use of 6 grams a day has been shown to decrease tooth decay in children. This can be in gum, mints or even candy and is available in some supermarkets, dental offices, and health food stores.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Flouride

Yes- you need to worry about your child swallowing flouride.
Checkout the products at www.Carifree.Com for some safe alternatives.

In brief: Flouride

Yes- you need to worry about your child swallowing flouride.
Checkout the products at www.Carifree.Com for some safe alternatives.
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dr. Andrew Killgore
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Dr. John Kong
Dentistry

In brief: Fluoride

Fluoride toothpaste is not an absolute necessity so long as you brush your teeth well.
If you're allergic to fluoride, make sure your children aren't allergic to it as well - go see an allergist. However, Fluoride toothpaste have been shown to strengthen the enamel on teeth and hence reduce cavity in children.

In brief: Fluoride

Fluoride toothpaste is not an absolute necessity so long as you brush your teeth well.
If you're allergic to fluoride, make sure your children aren't allergic to it as well - go see an allergist. However, Fluoride toothpaste have been shown to strengthen the enamel on teeth and hence reduce cavity in children.
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong
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