Let your child's teeth to benefit from fluoride. Fluoride makes enamel stronger and less prone to decay. This is a natural mineral found in many foods and some water sources. It can also be added to the local water supply.
The easiest and least expensive way to prevent tooth decay, to make sure your child drinks water containing fluoride. Half of all children from birth to drink the water contains fluorine, remain cavities in adolescence.
Find out whether there is water in your community is fluoridated. If not, you can find other ways to get your child fluorine necessary to protect the teeth.
Alternative sources of fluoride, you can:
- Brush with a fluoride toothpaste. Parents should monitor the use of toothpaste so the child learns to spit out the excess. Ask your dental health professional if and when your child must use fluoride toothpaste.
- Have topical fluoride is applied to the teeth of your child. These applications are available from your dental health professional.
- Ask a professional about the health of teeth with fluoride rinse. Children older than six years and the risk of cavities may benefit from fluoride rinse.
If you have any questions about fluoride, contact your local health Department office or dental office for information...