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FLUORIDE HELPS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES:
  • Fluoride makes the tooth surface harder
  • Fluoride helps prevent cavities
FLUORIDE CAN BE FOUND IN:

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DRINKING WATER
DOES YOUR DRINKING WATER CONTAIN THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF FLUORIDE?
  • Adding fluoride to municipal drinking water is one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of protecting children and adults from tooth decay.
  • Not certain about the fluoride level in your water system? Ask your dentist.
  • If your water does not contain fluoride, your dentist may recommend prescribing fluoride tablets or drops for you and your family.
  • Support water fluoridation in your community.
  • Make sure you and your children drink fluoridated water every day.
  • Give your kids water and minimize their intake of soft drinks.
  • Remember – bottled water may be very popular now, but it may not contain fluoride.
TOOTHPASTE
SHOULD YOU USE A FLUORIDE-CONTAINING TOOTHPASTE?
  • Fluoride-containing toothpaste helps to prevent cavities in children AND adults.
  • Supervise your children when they brush their teeth.
  • Kids under age 6 should only use a “pea size” dab of fluoride-containing toothpaste.
FLUORIDE-CONTAINING MOUTHRINSES
SHOULD YOU USE A FLUORIDE-CONTAINING MOUTHRINSE?
  • This source of fluoride also helps stop tooth decay in children AND adults.
  • Many brands are available in your local grocery or drug store.
  • Check with your local board of education - your kids may already receive fluoride mouthrinses at school.
REMEMBER THE CAVITY FIGHTERS:
  • Fluoride (from water, toothpaste, and mouthrinses).
  • Sealants placed on teeth.
  • Sugar-free foods and drinks.
  • Daily brushing and flossing (especially after eating).
  • Regular dental visits.