Fluoride Action Network

Boston Hospital recommends fluoride “Once your baby cuts their first tooth”

Source: Boston Children | September 29th, 2021 | By Scott Edwards
Industry type: Toothpaste
Note from Fluoride Action Network:
The following advice comes from Boston Children’s Hospital ranked the number one “children’s hospital” by U.S. News and World Report in 2021. Does anyone know how much fluoride the infant will receive from “a dab of fluoride toothpaste” used twice a day? Or how much fluoride the infant will receive with this procedure on a weekly and monthly basis? Is the author of this article aware of the neurotoxiciity of fluoride or the Mother-Offspring fluoride studies? (EC)


Once your baby cuts their first tooth, schedule their first dental appointment.

“It may seem premature, but a pediatric dentist will make sure their teeth are developing normally,” Dr. Lederman says. “They’ll also provide guidance on how to best support your infant’s dental hygiene.”

It’s important to keep new teeth clean and healthy by brushing daily with fluoride toothpaste. Start brushing twice a day with a dab of fluoride toothpaste no larger than a grain of rice. Once your child turns three, you can increase to a pea-size amount. When they’re able to, teach them to spit out the excess toothpaste.

*Original article titled “Teething: Which remedies are safe for babies?” online at https://answers.childrenshospital.org/teething-remedies/