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How Can I Prevent Fluorosis?

Parents can take the following steps to decrease the risk of fluorosis:

  • Check with your local water system to obtain fluoride levels and discuss with your pediatric dentist whether you should offer your child fluoride supplements.
  • Use a baby tooth cleanser on the toothbrush of a very young child. These non-fluoridated cleansers are more than adequate for babies with emerging teeth.
  • When starting to brush with fluoride toothpaste, use only a pea-sized amount and supervise the child.
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