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What about fluoride?

Fluoride is an element that has been proven to prevent cavities. When teeth are developing, having fluoride in the diet allows the teeth to develop stronger enamel. The fluoride in the toothpaste strengthens the outer layer of enamel of the teeth in the mouth but do not help with the developing teeth. Too little fluoride won’t help; too much will cause fluorosis (a chalky white or brown discoloration of the permanent teeth). Fluorosis is commonly a result of a toddler eating too much fluoridated toothpaste or inappropriate use of fluoride supplements. Please discuss your exposure to fluoride with your child’s pediatrician or us.