What Can I Do to Prevent My Child From Developing Fluorosis?
Infant to 3 Years Old:
- Breast feed your child. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the exclusive use of human milk for all infants (except for the few for whom breastfeeding is determined to be harmful) until they are 6 months of age, then adding solid foods and continuing to breastfeed until the child is at least 12 months old.
- If your baby is primarily fed infant formula, consult your doctor on the best type of formula for your baby.
- When your child’s teeth start coming in, brush them thoroughly twice a day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician.
- Supervise children’s brushing to ensure that they use of the appropriate amount of toothpaste, which is no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice.
For more information: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/all-topics-a-z/fluorosis
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