Fluoride

  • Using small amounts of fluoride on a routine basis can help prevent tooth decay. 

Topical Fluoride

Topical Fluoride

Systemic Fluoride

  •  Helps prevent daily mineral loss caused by plaque acids from foods and beverages

  • Recommended by the AAPD to be applied at dental visits twice a year 

  • Do not give your child nursery water due to it having an uncontrolled amount of fluoride

  • Use distilled water or plain bottled water instead of nursery water 

  • Fluoride vitamins are recommended by the AAPD for certain children from 6 months to 2 years of age 

Systemic Fluoride

  • From ages 2 to 4 use only a pea sized amount of children's fluoridated toothpaste

  • Children's fluoridated toothpaste is made with less fluoride knowing the child will swallow it until age 4