I recently read that if my child only drinks bottled water, I should consider giving him fluoride supplements. Is this something I should be concerned about? My son is 4.
Most bottled waters do not contain fluoride, a mineral that helps bones and teeth to be strong. Many cities and towns add fluoride to the public water system, so those who drink some tap water receive a reasonable amount of fluoride that way. However, children who only drink bottled water would not get the benefit. Fluoride supplements are currently given by prescription only, so I would discuss this with your pediatrician and your son's dentist. This would also apply to families who rely on well water.
Nuestros consejos para padres son sólo sugerencias. Le recomendamos también consultar a su proveedor de servicios médicos y contactarlo de manera inmediata si su pregunta es urgente o acerca de alguna condición médica.