Fluoride is an important mineral responsible for strengthening enamel of developing teeth. There are many towns in MA that have opted not to fluoridate their water. See below for a list of towns in the surrounding areas of Duxbury Children's Dentistry. Our patients come from all over the state and sometimes from out of state so if your town is not listed please contact us. Fluoride is dosed based on age and usually is prescribed after one year of age. If you have well water you should have it tested with the town to determine the naturally occurring fluoride levels. Do not let your child eat toothpaste as a replacement for fluoride supplementation as this can cause fluorosis (staining) of the permanent teeth when they come in.
Limit the amount of fluoride toothpaste to the size of a grain of rice for children under age 3 and to the size of a pea for children 3-6 years old.
If your town is not in either list please ask one of the dental professionals at the office if a fluoride prescription is needed.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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In this activity, children will demonstrate different ways to keep their teeth healthy.
For the following lesson you will need:
Vocabulary: brushing, flossing, checkup, dentist, dental hygienist
*PBS WGBH EveryDay Learning