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Old 07-23-2002, 07:13 PM   #1
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Question any dentists in the house

hey all-i have an 11 mnth old child who is working on her 3rd tooth-since the first one came in i've been brushing her teeth twice a day which leads to my questions-1-is twice a day enough-2-at what age should she see a dentist-3-we have well water so should i give her flouride pills-4-i heard that too much flouride makes white spots on teeth so again should i give her flouride pills-sorry about all the questions but want her to have beautiful teeth

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Old 07-24-2002, 07:12 PM   #2
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I'm not a dentist but a dental assistant. Brushing twice a day is plenty. Make sure your using a soft bristled brush. Since your using well water fluoride pills can be a good idea. However there are other methods of intaking fluoride. For example, most toothpastes have fluoride in them. And your right. Too much fluoride causes fluorsis which is a discoloration on teeth. Too be exactly sure I would consult your pediatrician. Most children begin seeing the dentist at age 3. But its a good idea to start taking them even earlier when you go for your appointments so they can see its not a bad place to be. Hope this helps.

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