Do kids need fluoride?
At Stellar Kids Dentistry, we believe in the careful evaluation of the risks and benefits associated with fluoride prior to recommending it. While there is very strong scientific evidence backing the effectiveness of fluoride to prevent tooth decay, we understand that there are many that do not agree with this. We believe it is the right of each parent to decide whether it is in the best interest of their child.
Decrease the Risk of Fluorosis
Use baby tooth cleanser on the toothbrush of the very young child.
Place only a tiny rice grain amount for children under the age of 3.
Place a small pea-sized drop of children’s toothpaste on the brush only when a child can fully spit out.
Generally, use less toothpaste than you think!
Account for all of the sources of ingested fluoride before requesting fluoride supplements from your child’s physician or pediatric dentist.
We don’t recommend fluoride toothpaste or supplements until a baby is at least 12 months old.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children be exposed to 2 sources of fluoride.
- Fluoridated drinking water – Nearly all of Snohomish County’s water supply is fluoridated. Hence, we do not typically recommend fluoride supplements in these regions.
- Fluoride in toothpaste – please call us to learn more about our recommendations based on age and development.
111 SE Everett Mall Way, Ste. D
Everett, WA 98208
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13209 44th Ave SE, Ste. 101
Mill Creek, WA 98012
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