S. Fox, mom from New Zealand

dental fluorosis

My first-born boy was breast-fed for about four weeks; my second was bottle-fed from birth. We live in Wellington which has a 1 ppm addition of fluoride to our water supply. When their second teeth came through their school dental nurse exclaimed that they must have eaten a whole lot of toothpaste as toddlers, which I never really thought about at the time not knowing what dental fluorosis was. They never sucked on toothpaste ever.