ADA struggles with High Cavity Rate in Children with Fluoride Toothpaste


The American Dental Association is suggesting that parents inculcate the habit of brushing teeth in their children with fluoride toothpaste as soon as their first tooth come in. This new guidance extensities the use of fluoride toothpaste for young children.

To help prevent decaying of tooth, the CSA recommends that parents use a daub of fluoride toothpaste (or an amount about the size of a grain of rice) for children younger than 3 years old and a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste for children 3 to 6 years old.

“For half a century, the ADA has recommended that patients use fluoride toothpaste to prevent cavities, and a review of scientific research shows that this holds true for all ages,” Dr. Edmond Truelove, chairman of the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs, addressing in a  association news release.

The suggestion changes comes after a latest review published in  the Journal of the American Dental Association(JADA)  revealed that brushing with “fluoride toothpaste had statistically significant benefits on preventing decay and cavities.”

The new study is pivoted to provide children with the full conquer over cavity protection while restraining their chances of developing fluorosis.

The ADA also encourages parents to make their child visit the dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than the child’s first birthday.

“Approximately 25 percent of children have or had cavities before entering kindergarten, so it’s important to provide guidance to caregivers on the appropriate use of fluoride toothpaste to help prevent their children from developing cavities.”

Around 16 million kids in USA itself are afflicted by tooth decay, according to the statistical figures released by the ADA. They also found a significant increase in number of  dentists visits by pre-school children with multiple cavities.

  • Nungiver

    This is stupid. Cut the carbs given to the kids, drop the apple juice altogether it deserving a warning label, dump the wheat and go to butter, meats, full-fat dairy, veggies, add a couple ounces of nuts and perhaps some legumes and only limited grains. Kids are being raised on sugars and low value starches, it is no mystery why the kids have dental decay.

    • LaPutQTPareo

      Education is beyond this people. They need meds to fix everything. Thankfully many lemmings are waking up and not going over the hill.

  • Drln

    Too much fluoride causes brittle bones. Read Article on how a woman was drinking Tea that had fluoride in every day for many years and her bones were breaking. Everything got better when she stopped drinking the tea with the floride in it. Besides all the other bad things it does to the body. I agree with the other comment earlier about cutting out carbohydrates and sugars and most parents don’t even brush their children’s teeth. Or even teach them how. My daughter is a dental assistant and sees this everyday.

    • someone

      Toothpaste will not cause brittle bones. You are flying off topic with something completely different

      • Drln

        Do your research on floride that’s what I’m talking about. fluoride is not necessary it causes damage to the body.

        • Drln

          Fluoride causes damage to the body no matter how you ingest it. your toothpaste water tea whatever..

          • Drln

            Check this out everyone! I have several different kinds of toothpaste in my medicine cabinet that I just looked through. a couple of them say do not use on children under 6 years of age! The natural health one did not say that. interesting I think the FDA or whoever needs to define which toothpaste they can use on children under 6 years of age. something to think about!

          • LaPutQTPareo

            They also said that the flu shot should not be given to pregnant women. Now they do. They change the labels as they please, pretty much like the healthcare mandate.

      • Ralph Boggs

        Better go do some research yes it does! Dont believe anything that the food and drug administration says!

  • IDontThinkSo

    You use a word like “inculate” right off the bat, that’s suspect, but then have a ton of grammatical errors. I doubt your credibility. Increase your level of English literacy…

    • Ralph Boggs

      Oh no it the grammar police! somebody call the whambulance!

  • Rod Hays

    fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels

    • Drln

      Now that’s what I’m talking about! Do your research! use toothpaste that does not have fluoride or any other bad stuff in it natural toothpaste only! And make sure you rinse rinse rinse especially if you’re using fluoride toothpaste!

  • LaPutQTPareo

    Nothing says good morning like rinsing my mouth with some toxic residual of aluminum fertilizer production. My kids just love brushing with a neuro toxic metal.

  • RGE

    Dentist Weston A. Price traveled the world in the 1930’s to understand why “modernized” Western people get cavities. He studied non-modernized peoples all over the world, who ate their traditional diet and not the Western diet (white flour, sugar, etc.). He wrote up his findings in a book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (still available through Amazon) which conclusively shows why we get cavities, crooked / crowded teeth, breathing problems, and some diseases. Essentially, the “primitive” people had excellent teeth and their modernized cousins (one generation) developed terrible teeth.

    • Drln

      Thank you for this information I’ll definitely read the book! I suggest the book “The Cure for All Diseases” by Dr. Hulda Clark by Promotion Publishing. Read and recover…

      • RGE

        Price’s book is somewhat lengthy and sometimes reads like a travelogue. But stick with it. Regarding cavities, he wrote about how isolated peoples seemed to have a general “immunity” against developing cavities (without fluoride). He also worked in his own clinic to treat people, and he reported results of those interventions as well. For example, he worked with some youth to arrest tooth decay within six weeks by improving their diets. The important lessons in this book are being “rediscovered” in many of the more contemporary books on nutrition (I’ve read quite a few). My guess is that many newer authors / researchers may have taken inspiration from Price. The most important lesson, however, should be directed at the parents of very young children: if you don’t given them excellent nutrition in the first few years of life, they will not develop properly, and some things cannot be fixed by even the best nutrition started later in life. Also, thanks for your book recommendation; I will look into it.

  • endgadcom

    LOL… the only uneducated person (about fluoride) here is the author of the article..

  • Ralph Boggs

    Flouride is one of the biggest scams ever to be purpitrated on the human race. Also sugar is put into all processed foods another scam, Feed your children and yourself real food and you won’t have any cavities as long as keep your teeth clean. More common sense(Wich fluoride takes away)and dont be so dam lazy!