The community of Barrie does not have a fluoridated water supply. It is therefore important to discuss the appropriate dosage of fluoride supplementation for children (age 3 and up) with the dentist. The recommended guidelines for fluoride supplementation are outlined in the "NEW GUIDELINES FOR FLUORIDE SUPPLEMENTS"
Topical fluoride is found in toothpaste, dental floss, mouth rinses and prescribed oral gels. It helps to protect the teeth from decay and also reduces the growth of bacterial plaque, thereby making fluoride a valuable aid in the treatment of gum disease.