My child just turned 5 months old and has his 2 bottom teeth in. His doctor has advised us on the use of fluoride at 6 months. He is breastfed and I am aware of the AAPD and their stance on fluoride for ages 2 and above but it's not clear on what to do for ages 2 or below. Like I said he is breastfed and is not on solids yet. I really don't want to use fluoride due to the risk of fluorosis but am just interested in what a dentist would say about this. Thanks.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 04 - May - 2012, at 22:51 PM

  • I suppose this is the best time for fluoride supplementation. Dosage depends on the fluoride content in your water supply and whether baby is receiving any of that water.

    For a child of age group 6 months to 3 years, 0.25 mg of fluoride daily is sufficient. Fluoride alters the enamel of the developing tooth thereby making it resistant against the acid attack and also enhances the remineralization...For more info on fluorides you can read an article...

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