Tips to Avoid Dental Fluorosis in Children

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40% children have dental fluorosis so avoid the extra fluoride found in toothpaste, municipal drinking water, canned foods, nursery water and fluoride treatments, if possible. The CDC reports that the number of children with fluorosis is increasinghttp://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db53.htm

Tooth care tips for babies and children:

Only non-fluoride toothpaste under 2 years.

Only use fluoride toothpaste after 2 years every 2-3 days and non-fluoride toothpaste on the other days.

Start children flossing at 7-8 years old.

Avoid any toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate – this abrades the teeth.

There are also other health concerns with fluoride. Visit http://fluoridealert.org/issues/health/ for additional information.

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