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Old 09-30-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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I just moved to a county in FL and took my son to the dentist and she told me that this county doesn't put fluoride in the drinking water here. They gave him fluoride tablets to take at nite but of course he doesn't like them. Does anyone give their child these supplements? How big a deal is it to not have fluoride in the water?
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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We use to live in a town that did not have a flouridated water system and had to give our kids supplements. It wasn't really a big deal, just have to remember to do it. I was very concerned about it when we first moved there, however, if you are constant about giving them their supplements, they are fine.
The dentists in the area will probably also will do flouride treatments during their 6month visits.

I asked about buying the bottled water that had the flouride in it to use as well, however, our dentist at the time said that it wasn't necessary, at least not all the time. You don't want them to have TO MUCH flouride either, as that is not good.

Hope this helps a little.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Maine
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You have to be really careful when it comes to fluoride. My 2 daughters both have fluorosis of their permanent teeth, which has caused white spots and pitting in their teeth, due to too much fluoride. We have eliminated fluoride treatments, supplements, and toothpaste in order to try to avoid this in our sons.

If you look up information about fluoride, you will see that many studies have shown that it is actually harmful and a carcinogen. Choose carefully before you decide to give it to your son.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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Thanks! I was actually thinking of filling up a jug of water in the next county over! I guess that is probably not that practical.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Toothpaste with fluoride, and a kids' mouth rinse with fluoride.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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Toothpaste with fluoride, and a kids' mouth rinse with fluoride.
That's what I think, too.

Our water comes from a dug well on our property about a 100 yards away from the house. Sometimes we make a trip to fill jugs with spring water. I never felt the need for any supplements. Just living the old-fashioned way.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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I just moved to a county in FL and took my son to the dentist and she told me that this county doesn't put fluoride in the drinking water here. They gave him fluoride tablets to take at nite but of course he doesn't like them. Does anyone give their child these supplements? How big a deal is it to not have fluoride in the water?
I think flouride supplements are entirely unneccessary. Your kids brush their teeth twice a day, like all good little kids, right? You have to try pretty hard to find toothpaste that does not contain flouride. Keep a bottle of ACT flouride rinse on hand as well. Much easier to get kids to use that than Listerine anyway.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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Fluoride in the water is a very indirect way for people to provide fluoride to their teeth. Not to say it didn't make a huge public health difference when government first started doing it - it did.

The reason this works is that fluoride ends up in our body system-wide, including our saliva, which of course is in contact with our teeth, and so it is available to remineralize the teeth as needed.

As others have posted, there is a healthy debate on whether all this fluoride is good for your body in general. Some would consider it a benefit that your water is not fluoridated.

You can ask to your dentist about leave-on pastes that are now available to patients that directly apply minerals to the teeth.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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I just use jugs of baby water. They sell it and it contains small amounts of flouride
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Default Easy Fluoride

To answer that question about fluoride just look it up on the interent for yourself. Many dentists recomend fluoride but they only know about teeth and not really the science behind their growth. They also do not understand what fluoride does to the body. Since it has never been proven that sodium fluoride or hydrofluoriosilic acid assist in preventing tooth decay it is safe to say it is mostly a poison. Look up the origin of these products and inform yourself fully about them before using them or forcing them on other people.

Personally i think they are dangerous. I have read alot of research from both sides. Those for fluoride just offer skepticism as proof. Those opposed offer actual science based proof. It sounds like those for fluoride really are not informed either correctly or at all. I think a study might be done to prove either case but in the mean time it is best to look everything up for yourself and inform family about your findings. I think most of the information that is science based is against fluoride. This also costs tax payers so those opposed are really getting ripped off. With supplements availible, take it out of the water and those who want it can swallow a pill or put it in their own glass of water.

[url]http://www.njsafewater.org/[/url]

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