Fluoride Multivitamins vs. Fluoride Toothpaste

As we all know New Jersey is mostly a non-fluoridated state.

Regular use of fluoridated toothpaste will replenish the tooth supply and help the enamel resist bacteria, acid and decay for the teeth that are already present in the mouth. Your child should always spit out excess toothpaste or rinse, containing fluoride. It is very important to use a pea-size amount for your children less than six years old and to encourage your child to rinse and spit out excess toothpaste.

Fluoride multivitamins are used in infants and children to treat or prevent deficiencies to due poor diet or low levels of fluoride in drinking water and other sources. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and help keep you in good health. The fluoride in the vitamins is absorbed directly into the developing teeth.

Fluoride is extremely important for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years. This is the time frame during which primary and permanent teeth come in.

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