Nay-- :-( Not for 6 months, 6 years, 60 years....
We use Nursery water sometimes, it has fluoride in it, I don't see why a prescription would be necessary though...
You must live in an area where there is no fluoride in your water. If that's the case then yes you need added fluoride.
I would ask why he gave that to you. Maybe he saw something in the baby's teeth that worried. DD never had additional fluoride supplements ever and she is almost 7 yrs old. I think our tap water has it and her toothpaste does.
You can research this and decide on your own but its becoming more well known that ingesting fluoride is toxic to your health and does nothing for your teeth. Both my dentist and my dr say not to ingest it and to never ever give it to a baby. Others may think differently but read up on it and make your own choice. There is a movie called An Inconvenient Tooth that you can watch for some insight.
Yes, he needs fluoride. BOTH his baby teeth and his adult teeth are developing within his skull. The fluoride is absorbed by the developing teeth and makes them resistant to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Decaying baby teeth can cause damage to the adult teeth growing RIGHT beneath them. Decaying teeth, INCLUDING decaying baby teeth, can spread infection to the sinuses, eyes, and brain, in addition to damaging the bones of the face.
After having been steadily on the DECREASE since the 50's, when municipalities began to fluoridate the drinking water, the rate ofchildhood tooth decay is skyrocketing, caused by the rejection of fluoride, accompanied by the MASSIVE increase in the ingestion of fermentable (white) carbohydrates and sugary, acidic drinks--soda topping the list.
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