Fluoride

Fluoride

Flouride provides your child with excellent protection from cavities. Upon the eruption of his/her first tooth, you should subsequently brush the teeth with "half a pea-size" smear of flouridated toothpaste. You may increase that amount to a "pea-sized" smear at 3 years of age.  At the 6 month well child visit, ask your provider if they recommend that a flouride varnish be applied to your child's teeth after they erupt. 

If or when you start your young child on supplemental formula, you may use city tap water to mix with the formula for this is already supplemented with flouride. If you use well water for your drinking water, please check with your county health department* to have your well water tested and then consult with your pediatrician or family physician to assure that your child is getting the right amount of flouride.  

* or check out the My Water's Flouride website.


4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043
Mon: 8am-7pm Thurs: 8am-7pm
Tues: 8am-4pm Fri: 8am-4pm
Wed: 8am-7pm Sat: 9am-12pm
2865 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Mon: 8am-4pm Thurs: 8am-4pm
Tues: 8am-7pm Fri: 8am-4pm
Wed: 8am-4pm Sat: 9am-12pm**
** Please note that for the Genesee location beginning July 1, 2018 all Saturday appointments will be at the Transit office location only.