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Enough Floride???

How do you know if your toddler is getting enough floride? We can't drink our tap water and only drink bottled water. Do I need to be doing something else to make sure that my 25 month old is getting floride? If I get one of those pur water filters for the sink would it be better to use that water than the bottled water?

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Asked by mazonmom at 4:02 PM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It would be better to speak to a pediatric dentist...

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:04 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Look up flouride. It is a toxic chemical. :) Just thought you should know.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I thought little ones need a certain amount of flouride to help strengthen their teeth?

    Answer by mazonmom at 4:12 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Nope. Noone *needs* flouride. Dentists use it to strengthen teeth yea, but it is toxic. Just like the fillings they use.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Thanks for the info. I had no idea. I just getting paranoid that my sons teeth were going to end up unhealthy!

    Answer by mazonmom at 4:20 PM on Jan. 30, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:24 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Usually the doc asks if you drink town water to see if your kids are getting fluoride, than they prescribe some if they are not getting... I had fluoride almost everyday of my life since I was three, It is not poisonous!! lol!!! We can drink our town water and do so I like to think I'm doing my son justice when he goes to the dentist and has nice teeth!!!

    Answer by JustUsTwo at 7:24 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • pur filters leave the flouride in...most bottled water doesn't have any. my kids' ped suggested using either the pur filter or buying nursery water (it's just filtered water with added flouride).

    Answer by tstep972 at 10:29 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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