the Benefits of oridation? w water fluoridation ities by at least 25% nd adults. It especially ple who are not able to ental care. ney. The average lifetime son to fluoridate a water en less than the cost of illing. d effective. Fluoride, lcium and sodium, is eral that contributes body. u can help protect your by drinking fluoridated me, anywhere. ation Is Safe of study and experience have uoridation is safe. Fluoridation r is supported by leading health uding the American Dental the Centers for Disease Control C), the American Academy of e American Medical Association rld Health Organization (WHO). How Do I Know If My Water Is Fluoridated? To find out if the tap water in your area contains fluoride at a level that can help prevent cavities, ask your dentist. You also can contact your community’s water supplier. If you have a private water well, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends you test your water every year for safety. These water tests can include fluoride levels. Fluoride for Children Children under 3 years Begin brushing the teeth of your children under the age 3 years as soon as teeth begin to come into the mouth. Use no more than a grain-of-rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste on the brush. Watch children to make sure they don’t swallow the toothpaste. Children ages 3 to 6 years Put no more than a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste on the toothbrush. Help your child brush and teach him or her to spit out the toothpaste and not swallow it. Children under 6 years Fluoride mouth rinses are not recommended for children under 6 years. Parents should keep an eye on children under 6 years when they use any dental product with fluoride. More fluoride is not always better. These products should be stored out of the reach of young children. ters do not have ride needed to help . If you drink bottled may be missing the ation. To learn about in the water, check t listed, you should facturer. For children under three years old For children three to six years old Have more questions? Visit MouthHealthy.org fluoride for the latest information about fluoride and fluoridation. Other Sources of Fluoride Not everyone lives in an area with fluoridated water. For those people, fluoride is available in other forms. If your community’s water does not have fluoride, talk to your dentist or physician about your family’s fluoride needs. Fluoride Supplements Fluoride pills, drops and lozenges are for children between 6 months and 16 years old who live in areas with little or no fluoride in the water and are at high risk of tooth decay. For best results, these fluoride products should be used every day until the child is 16 years old. Ask your child’s dentist or physician about your child’s fluoride needs. Supplements are available only by prescription. Over-the-Counter Fluoride Products Fluoride toothpastes and mouth rinses with the ADA Seal of Acceptance help prevent cavities in children and adults. When you shop for dental products, look for the ADA Seal so you know that a product is safe and effective. You and your children should brush your teeth twice a day using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. LOOK FOR DENTAL PRODUCTS THAT DISPLAY THE ADA SEAL OF ACCEPTANCE. BEST SELLER Fluoride: Nature’s Cavity Fighter This resource clears up common questions about the best ways to get fluoride, fluoride safety, community water fluoridation and how much fluoride is recommended for children. Explains that fluoride is safe, natural, and helps prevent cavities Lists the benefits of fluoride and community water fluoridation Informs patients on safe amounts of fluoride in their drinking water and how to find out if their community water or well water contains fluoride W102 8 panels, 50 per pack BEST SELLER Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums This step-by-step guide discusses the importance of a home care routine in plain language. Includes detailed brushing and flossing photos Explains the cause of decay and gum disease, motivating patients to commit to good oral hygiene habits Patients will understand that it is easier and less expensive to prevent disease and decay than to treat them LANGUAGES AVAILABLE W135 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W211 Spanish PERSONALIZE IT! DAB011 STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2–9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 ADA brochures help your patients easily understand oral health topics like fluoride. PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums Prevention PATIENT EDUCATION HYGIENE ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 57
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