Proper use of fluoride for kids

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on what factors determine what fluoride treatments your child should have, and what fluoride treatments are recommended for kids
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Proper use of fluoride for kids

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Fluoride is dependent on where you live, how much you are using, and where your child is going to school. For example, if you live in an area with fluoridated water, then you don't need any prescriptions such as fluoride drops or vitamins. However, your pediatric dentist and your pediatrician will recommend topical fluoride. For example, fluoride in toothpaste, fluoride in mouthwash and also the fluoride you get when you see the dentist every six months. You want to take into account the fluoridated water at day care. The kind you get in water bottles. There are many factors. Topical is very important, but with toothpaste and mouthwashes, you want to make sure your child is properly spitting it out. You don't want to use fluoridated topical paste, until they are able to spit it out properly.

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on what factors determine what fluoride treatments your child should have, and what fluoride treatments are recommended for kids

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Michelle Kelman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle M. Kelman is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent dentistry for healthy children and children with complex medical history. Dr. Michelle is on the Pediatric Surgical Team and Craniofacial Team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and on faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle has lectured internationally and taught continuing education courses on topics including pediatric patient behavior management and advancements in pediatric dentistry. These advancements include everything from equipment technology to introducing complementary and alternative therapies for your child's health needs. Active in the community, Dr. Michelle has offered numerous pediatric oral healthcare presentations to community groups, professional organizations and various healthcare professionals around the country with a special emphasis on pediatric behavior management and dental treatment using both traditional and natural methods for children with various medical conditions.

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