Date: June 17, 2019

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This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, February 13, 2017 3:25 PM

Recommendations

Lambton Public Health does NOT recommend the use of fluoride supplements unless there are special circumstances.

Lambton Public Health is aware that this position may differ from recommendations members of the public may receive from other groups including medical, dental and nutrition professional groups.

If a parent does choose to use fluoride supplements, it is suggested that this be done only under the advice of a physician or dentist. Please note that fluoride supplements are available over the counter with no prescription in Ontario.

Fluoride occurs naturally in water. However, in Lambton County area levels of fluoride may vary widely from almost none to above 1.5mg/L. Families on private water supplies should know the fluoride levels in their water and take proper steps if they feel it is too high. View more information about Elevated Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water.

Fluoride in Toothpaste

Children may get too much fluoride if swallowing fluoridated toothpaste. Parents must try to avoid or minimize this.

View more information on Fluoride/Non Fluoride Toothpaste Recommendations.

Page authored by Dr. Maria van Harten, Dental Consultant