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Old 06-09-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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How can I be sure my children are getting enough fluoride?

How can I be sure that my children are getting enough fluoride? I have heard that filtered and bottle waters do not contain fluoride and therefore they may need supplements. Any suggestions or insight?

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Old 06-09-2004, 08:11 AM   #2
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Re: How can I be sure my children are getting enough fluoride?

I recently took my children to the dentist and was told to get them childrens act mouthwash it has all the flouride in it that they need and to use it nightly before going to bed so that is what we do and there teeth have been great

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Old 06-09-2004, 11:14 AM   #3
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Re: How can I be sure my children are getting enough fluoride?

Hello, I agree with the previous poster...A floride mouthwash and floride toothpaste should be enough. We don't have floride in our water either. I talked with my dentist about it, and he said that children really do not need floride once their teeth are already formed. He said the idea behind the floride supliments is for the floride to get into the teeth as they are forming. It won't get into the teeth that are already formed, so it's too late for my son (5 years old) to be taking floride supplements according to my dentist. You also have to watch out for giving your child too much floride as too much of a good thing can be bad...Too much floride can cause weak teeth, holes in teeth, and kidney damage. Floride is still a chemical/medicine, which should be used wisely.

Old 06-09-2004, 03:23 PM   #4
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Re: How can I be sure my children are getting enough fluoride?

Do you know if the tap water in your town contains fluoride? Tap water typically contains fluoride among a lot of other different things. If it does I don't think they'd need more than that. As the poster above me said to much can be bad too. Also how old are your kids? I read somewhere that kids under I think it was 3 or 4 shouldn't drink water with fluoride in it.

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Old 06-09-2004, 03:40 PM   #5
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Re: How can I be sure my children are getting enough fluoride?

Flouride=SodiumFlouride=Aluminum=Alzhiem ers=braindeteriorating.

If it is not in your water good.

Think it is not in your bottled water think again-"trace minerals"

The privatization of water has led to uncontrollable amounts in city water systems no checks and balances.

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good luck.

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