Filtered Water and your Young Children; a Possible Concern

If you have young children and a water filter; what you should know.
Basically, having just the right amount of fluoride in drinking water makes the enamel of teeth less susceptible to decay.  The time of life it is important to have fluoride in the drinking water is between the ages of 1 and 8 years old.  That is when the enamel is being formed while the teeth are in the jaw bone.  The fluoride is incorporated in the enamel and makes it harder and so they are less likely to get a cavity.
Some home water filtration systems remove the fluoride in the drinking water. If you have a reverse osmosis, a deionizer or activated alumina filter, they are filtering out the fluoride that is in the water.
If you have children between the ages of 1 and 8 and one of these water filtration systems, it would be a good idea get a prescription from either Dr. Dave or your pediatrician for a fluoride supplement.  That way your child can get the fluoride for the forming enamel of their teeth so they will be more resistant to decay.