Even though fluoride is necessary to prevent tooth decay, Dr. Doris Giraldo from New York, NY suggests too much fluoride given to infants and children can amount to Fluorosis. Fluorosis is a harmless dental condition which is characterized by brown, mottled or discolored enamel. Most breast milk and ready-to-feed formulas contain infant-safe levels of fluoride, however, formulas that require water can increase this level since community or well sources usually contain the highest amount of fluoride proven to be beneficial in preventing tooth decay.
When using formula that requires water, Dr. Doris Giraldo recommends using bottled water that is low in fluoride or fluoride free or filtrated tap water.
If you notice brown spots on your children’s teeth, visitDr. Doris Giraldoto check for fluorosis or call (212) 750-4590 to schedule an appointment. If fluorosis is corrected in primary teeth, fluorosis will not likely be a problem when permanent teeth surface or visit our website at www.newdimensiondentistry.com.
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