Why do children
get cavities even if their water supply is fluoridated?
The main reason that this happens is that the child is not drinking enough
water to get his or her proper daily dose of fluoride. We recommend about
four eight-ounce glasses of water per day which can be a lot for a child
(cooking or making drinks with town water also count). If you find that
your child does not drink enough water then you might consider fluoride
pills and completely taking the child off the town water supply. This way
you will know that the child is getting the proper dose of fluoride. In
towns that are not fluoridated (like Newtown) it is imperative that
your child take the fluoride until the second molars come in or until his
or her braces are removed.
Unless you are a patient of Dr. Landin's and have seen him very recently, this should not be construed as dental advice but only as information. Please consult your own dentist in regard to your personal situation or condition.
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