Flouride is a natural substance that we all need in the earlier years of tooth development, to maintain the tooth’s integrity and hardness, and it actually became such a national health concern that flouride was added as a supplement to all public drinking water just in case people did not get flouride in other ways, such as regularly used dental care. Well, now dentists are saying that infants fed with flouride fueled formulas, or formulas mixed with flouride enriched tap water, may actually be getting too much of a good thing, so to speak.
The ADA, or American Dental Association has actually taken it upon themselves to issue a publich health and safety warning on their website about this new finding. Too much flouride in infants results in a condition called flourosis (adequately named), where the teeth come through the gums when they start growing, dicolored, with white lines in them from too much flouride intake.
Flourosis can affect a baby’s teeth for the first full year the teeth develop, which is a key time for the teeth in their development and healthy growth stages.