Fluoride can be found in different sources such as water, toothpaste, gels, rinses, tablets and varnish. It is important to have an adequate dose of fluoride to keep our teeth strong and healthy. Unfortunately, an excessive dose of fluoride can do harm. Every child has different fluoride needs and we can help assess their needs at their dental visit.


Fluoridated toothpaste should be introduced when a child is roughly 3 years of age. Make sure the child uses no more than a pea-sized amount on the brush. It is important for all older children to use fluoridated toothpaste twice a day when brushing.

If your child is at higher risk for decay, other sources of fluoride can be suggested as part of his/her prevention program.


If you have any concerns about the use of fluoride in your child, please feel free to discuss the issue with our dental team.