I have read some on this but not alot yet. Our kids went to the dentist last week and in the paperwork that was sent home for our dd it stated to buy .4% floride gel and use it daily. I didn't feel comfortable with the dentist using floride at the visit but I haven't researched it so I left it alone. Our kids use toothpast with floride and it seems a bit much to add floride gel to it. Does anyone use it? BTW, our dd is 7, our twins are 2.5 and the baby is 17 months. I know some use it everyday.
What is your take on it? How old are your children? Our youngest hasn't got the hang of spitting yet so I use VERY, VERY little toothpaste. Our twins spit very well, as long as I remind them.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on May. 23, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on May. 23, 2010
I signed the paperwork it clearly states that if I refuse to let the dentist treat our children then she WILL call CPS
She can call CPS, but they'll laugh her off the phone. Hundreds of thousands of kids in this country never even set foot in a dentists office. Many people go their entire lives without seeing a dentists. It's not abuse or neglect to refuse the fluoride. My bet is that is intended for when a child has a painful or infected tooth and the parent doesn't want to pay for it.
I would research, then share your concerns with the doctor. See what she says and rember you can always find another dentist.
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