Tap water…an inexpensive source of fluoride

Did you know that drinking fluoridated tap water is a highly effective way to fight cavities in kids? Researchers looked at the effect of fluoride in specialty milk and salt products, toothpaste, mouthwash and gum, finding that tap water containing fluoride can reduce cavities by 30%…WOW! And it’s FREE too!! Can’t get much better than that!  😀  If your drinking water does not contain fluoride, you can give children fluoride supplements if they are over 6 months old.  Fluoride supplementation in infants has been shown to reduce tooth decay by as much as 50%…YAY, fluoride!!

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