Oral Health

Question
Posted by: R | 2012/05/14

Q.

Zymafluor

Hi Doc,
Can you please advise on the use of Zymafluor in babies who are teething?
I have read up on it, and find it more suitable in areas where water has low flouride content, but then why is it so freely available in our areas, and can be purchased over the counter?
What are the long-term side-effects if one does use this on a baby who is teething, and where the quality of water is good?
Under what circumstances is it normally recommended for babies who are teething, specifically in our areas (since it is available)?
Many thanks - R

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

In SA our water has sufficient Fluoride and there is generally no need to supplement it with Zymafluor- unless recommended by your dentist.

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Posted by: Alta | 2012/08/03

my daughter is 30 years old and I gave her Zymafluor as a baby untill she was 2 years old. She has never had a filling and has perfect strong teeth.
She was bottle fed on a Soya formula.
her two brothers were breastfed until 11 months and were never supplemented with Zymafluor. They both have had numerous fillings. I strongly believe Zymafluor made the difference.

Reply to Alta
Posted by: dental expert | 2012/05/15

In SA our water has sufficient Fluoride and there is generally no need to supplement it with Zymafluor- unless recommended by your dentist.

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