TEETH BRUSHING AND FLUORIDE TREATMENTS
Fluoride helps prevent dental caries. It re-mineralises the tooth strengthening the weaker areas of it. Fluoride is naturally found in water and food but also in dental products such as toothpaste, mouthwash, gel or supplements. The child needs fluoride supplements! Children between 6 months and 16 years of age can be given fluoride supplements. The paediatric dentist considers several factors before recommending the fluoride supplement, factors such as the child’s age, the risk of developing caries, as well as the water that your child drinks : filtered or bottled. Because the fluoride concentration varies, an analysis of the water is needed in determining the required level of fluoride.



variaza, trebuie facuta si o analiza a apei pentru stabilirea necesarului de fluor.
• What kind of toothpaste should my child use?
Fluoride toothpaste for children must be used. Small children, especially in pre-school, must not swallow the toothpaste. Careful observation and regard for the quantity of toothpaste (the size of a pea) are recommended. If you do not monitor the children, they can easily swallow up to four times the recommended dosage.
• How safe is the fluoride?
Studies show that fluoride is safe and very efficient. The cheapest method is the fluoride in the drinking water. Small quantities of fluoride are necessary for the maximum of benefit. The quantity in the toothpaste must be carefully monitored as do fluoride supplements, in order to avoid over dosage
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