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How do I care for 7 month old's new teeth?

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Thread Starter 
Do I use toothpaste? Flouride is bad right?
post #2 of 6

Is there fluoride in your water? If not, your pediatrician will likely recommend a supplement since it's the AAP policy, but I think it depends on the fluoride concentration in your local water.

 

Toothpastes with fluoride are not recommended for kids under the age of 2. With my little one (7 months as well), we currently use a finger toothbrush (fits right over your finger so you have better control) with tap water.

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thanks, no, no flouride in our water, we are on water catchment.  What about a toothpaste without flouride?

post #4 of 6

You could use a training toothpaste if you really felt the need... but it isn't necessary... A finger brush or baby toothbrush with water is fine smile.gif
 

post #5 of 6

Yep, there are many kids' toothpastes without fluoride. I use Tom's of Maine for my older kiddo. It does have flavoring and all that jazz though.

post #6 of 6

There is a Dental forum here on MDC you can look into.

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