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    Default Fluoride supplements?

    My 9 month old is breast fed on demand but also has a water bottle through the day. We are on rainwater only so I was wondering if he should be having a fluoride supplement?

    Has anyone else given fluoride? How do you give it, how much, etc.

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    We're on tank water and I've spoken to my dentist about this. Apparently you can no longer buy fluoride tablets. My mchn recommended using adult toothpaste for my kids for the extra fluoride and the dentist has put me on high fluoride toothpaste. Maybe have a chat with your dentist and see what they recommend.

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    Don't you get some amount of fluoride in the food you eat? Our water supply isn't fluoridated, there was a huge outcry when it was suggested by our local council, and giving supplements hasn't even crossed my mind until now.

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    You cant buy the tablets anymore as its risky (easy to overdose)
    I agree with a pp, have a chat to your dentist.

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    I thought you could get fluoride drops.

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    I have heard it is more important that the fluoride comes in contact with the teeth regularily, ie from toothpaste, or whenever you drink fluoridated water than how much is in your blood/body. So fluoride tablets no longer recommended. I agree you should talk to your dentist.

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    I looked into it when we were on tank water. You can buy fluoride tablets and drops online. I think from memory they were posted from New Zealand? But I didn't end up getting them, wish i had have though..

    I had fantastic teeth all my life, then when were on tank water, I had to get two fillings, I definitely think the fillings are related to the tank water.

    Im so glad we've moved. I hated the tank water.


 

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