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You may understand that there are several steps you’ll have to take if you’re hoping to help your kids enjoy sound oral health. For example, you are probably aware that you should help your little ones keep their pearly whites clean by brushing and flossing every day. However, did you know you that you shouldn’t give your children toothpaste that contains fluoride until they can spit it out on their own. While fluoride can help your children prevent cavities and strengthen teeths, consuming a large amount of fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis.

Please remember that fluorosis isn’t a serious dental issue, but it can affect the appearance of your kid’s smile. Your child may have fluorosis if they develop white spots or lines in their pearly whites. Fluorosis may also cause brown spots to form on their teeth. If you’re concerned about these dental imperfections, we suggest contacting our dentist for personalized advice.

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help your child prevent fluorosis—which is very important since your little ones can only develop fluorosis as their pearly whites are developing. To avoid these issues, please make sure your kids aspit their toothpaste out instead of ingesting it. Children are already exposed to small amounts of fluoride as fluoride is typically added to drinking water to fight off tooth decay. You may also limit the amount of toothpaste your little one puts on their brush.

Do you have any more questions about avoiding dental fluorosis in Bee Cave, Texas? Are you interested in scheduling a checkup with our dentist, Dr. Nieku Manshadi? If so, we invite you to contact Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry at 512.263.7455. We’re excited to hear from you!