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My three year old needs more fluoride, i bought anti cavity toothpaste and floss. What else can I do to help her?

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Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dentistry - Cosmetic
5 doctors agree

In brief: Milk bottle

Do not allow milk or juice bottles at night.

In brief: Milk bottle

Do not allow milk or juice bottles at night.
Dr. Andrew Killgore
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Keep your appointments with the dentist every six months.
Dr. William Williams
brush your three year olds teeth for them thoroughly and don't let them snack constantly. If gum is allowed, make sure it is 100% Xylitol which reduces caries in published studies. pH is the key to low caries rate as well as strong resilient teeth from fluoride. Don't overdo the fluoride however. A small amount goes a long way.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dentistry - Periodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: See a pediatric dent

Flouride rinses and pills are only available by prescription avoid bottle water as most don't have fluoride.

In brief: See a pediatric dent

Flouride rinses and pills are only available by prescription avoid bottle water as most don't have fluoride.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dr. Vatche Seraderian
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Don't overdo it!

Daily fluoridated tooth past use is often enough if used properly 2-3 times a day.
Your dentist can help place Fluoride varnish after hygiene several times a year.

In brief: Don't overdo it!

Daily fluoridated tooth past use is often enough if used properly 2-3 times a day.
Your dentist can help place Fluoride varnish after hygiene several times a year.
Dr. Vatche Seraderian
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Dr. John Rohm
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Limit Sugar

Limit the number of times the child is exposed to sugar containing items; juices, candy, even milk.
Especially when putting them down for a nap or sleep. There are also xylitol containing drops that can be given to anybody to help fight cavities.

In brief: Limit Sugar

Limit the number of times the child is exposed to sugar containing items; juices, candy, even milk.
Especially when putting them down for a nap or sleep. There are also xylitol containing drops that can be given to anybody to help fight cavities.
Dr. John Rohm
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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Xylitol artificial sweetener is an excellent sugar substitute that likely helps inhibit decay causing bacteria
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fluoride adsorption

Fluoride works by adsorption, not absorption.
Adsorption is the phenomena where substance exchanging ions at the surface. Enamel, composed of hydroxyappatitite, as the result of demineralization, lose the oh group in the hydroxyapatite structure and replace with with f ion in the fluoride.

In brief: Fluoride adsorption

Fluoride works by adsorption, not absorption.
Adsorption is the phenomena where substance exchanging ions at the surface. Enamel, composed of hydroxyappatitite, as the result of demineralization, lose the oh group in the hydroxyapatite structure and replace with with f ion in the fluoride.
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Xylitol, diet, pH

Xylitol is a 5 carbon sugar alcohol sweetner that helps fight decay.
Be aware of the foods/ diet, try to avoid acidic foods, and as long as your dentist calculates how much fluoride-- there's also chewable Fluoride tabs...Don't overdo... No fluorosis.

In brief: Xylitol, diet, pH

Xylitol is a 5 carbon sugar alcohol sweetner that helps fight decay.
Be aware of the foods/ diet, try to avoid acidic foods, and as long as your dentist calculates how much fluoride-- there's also chewable Fluoride tabs...Don't overdo... No fluorosis.
Dr. Jerry Hu
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Dr. Richard Davidson
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Show your daughter

Show your daughter how to brush and floss, expecially the back teeth.
Most people do not clean the back teeth well. Train her to do cleaning on a regular-daily basis. Flossing between teeth, where most cavities occur, and Fluoride will help prevent a cavity. I'm having some actually typing on this web site for some reason. The question above does not match additional patient info at all.

In brief: Show your daughter

Show your daughter how to brush and floss, expecially the back teeth.
Most people do not clean the back teeth well. Train her to do cleaning on a regular-daily basis. Flossing between teeth, where most cavities occur, and Fluoride will help prevent a cavity. I'm having some actually typing on this web site for some reason. The question above does not match additional patient info at all.
Dr. Richard Davidson
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