How To Use Fluoride To Maintain Your Child’s Dental Health

Water sources contain fluoride, a mineral that helps fight tooth decay and prevent cavities. Tooth decay usually causes pain, tooth loss and gum disease. Keep reading to find out how fluoride can be used safely.

Key takeaways:

  • Many brands of toothpaste and mouthwash contains fluoride which helps in preventing tooth decay.
  • Start brushing your child’s teeth using a fluoride toothpaste as soon as their baby teeth come in.
  • Always supervise your child’s brushing, as too much fluoride can cause dental fluorosis. 

Talk to your child’s dentist to ensure they’re getting the right amount of fluoride.