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Old 11-17-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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We are on well water. We would like to start having our children taking fluoride supplements, or toothpaste, some form of fluoride....However the doctor will not prescribe it for us.

Reason being, "we don't prescribe that anymore".....

Can doctors deny me fluoride for my children?
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Have you done a search in the dental forum? //www.city-data.com/forum/dental-health/
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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We are also on a well. Our dentist told us that our children would get enough from other sources and that supplements were not necessary.

You can get toothpaste with fluoride anywhere.

There is probably some fluoride in your well water. You can have it tested to see how much.
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:18 PM
 
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We are on well water. We would like to start having our children taking fluoride supplements, or toothpaste, some form of fluoride....However the doctor will not prescribe it for us.

Reason being, "we don't prescribe that anymore".....

Can doctors deny me fluoride for my children?

Pediatric dentists (& general dentists) normally give children (at least up to age 18) a fluoride treatment in the office during each six month dental check-up. Is your dentist not doing that with your children? It's standard practice.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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We are on well water. We would like to start having our children taking fluoride supplements, or toothpaste, some form of fluoride....However the doctor will not prescribe it for us.

Reason being, "we don't prescribe that anymore".....

Can doctors deny me fluoride for my children?
You mention in the first part of your post that you want your children to have fluoride in some form including toothpaste....well you don't need a prescription for that...

No one has "denied" you anything, its harder to find toothpaste without fluoride than with it...

However no physician or healthcare provider is required to provide you with a prescription for something just because you "want it" if they don't agree you "need it" or feel that it isn't indicated or could cause harm...
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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However no physician or healthcare provider is required to provide you with a prescription for something just because you "want it" if they don't agree you "need it" or feel that it isn't indicated or could cause harm...
Agree. A practitioner can refuse to write a prescription at their discretion for myriad reasons. And there are other sources of obtaining fluoride, as suggested above, so you haven't been denied anything.

For that matter though, you, as a consumer, can seek out another practitioner if you so choose. You might or might not get the same response.
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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It may be the reason that fluoride may cause the big problem on little child. So doctor not suggested that in prescription. You can consult other dentist for this prescription.
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere between chaos and confusion
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How about a fluoride rinse? I don't know many dentists who wouldn't agree that flouride rinse for children who are of an age to not swallow it isn't good. These you can get in the store by the toothpaste, the Act brand has special ones just for kids in different kid flavors. Heck , these are good for adults too.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Why do you want that?
No disease, not even tooth decay, is caused by a “fluoride deficiency.”(NRC 1993; Institute of Medicine 1997, NRC 2006). Fluoride Action Network | 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation

Your kids will be just fine (probably better) without it.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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When I was a kid, I had fluoride treatments every six months. I'm now 64, and the last time I had a cavity filled was 1963.
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