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Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

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Flouride supplements

Fluoride supplementation is a major factor in the reduction in tooth decay in children. It is both safe and effective in preventing and controlling tooth decay. It is recommended that people drink water with an optimal fluoride concentration and brush their teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste. Children under 6 years old may swallow toothpaste so they should use fluoride-free toothpaste and receive their fluoride supplementation in their water supply.

An optimal fluoride level is present in city-water and children in these homes do not require supplementation, however the fluoride levels in well-water and bottled water may be too low to prevent cavities. To find out your well's fluoride content, it should be tested by the Washtenaw County Testing Facility.

Our office will determine proper supplementation based on your wells fluoride content. Some families prefer bottled water and although some bottled waters marketed in the United States contain an optimal concentration of fluoride (approximately 1.0 ppm), most contain <0.3 ppm fluoride. Please choose bottled water that contains the recommended concentration (1.0 ppm). Supplementation begins at 6 months of age.

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Infants & Toddlers: A Time of Constant Change

The time in your child’s life from newborn to toddler is one of constant change and complete fascination. Watching your baby transform from newborn into young child is one of the greatest joys of parenthood.

During this time we will be seeing your baby in the office on a regular basis, usually starting the day after discharge from the hospital. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends well-child exams at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 14, and 18 months of age and continuing at age 2 on an annual basis.

We will cover many topics including:

  • Breast feeding, lactation counseling, and maternal nutrition
  • Formula feedings
  • Infant length, weight, and head growth assessment
  • Infant and toddler milestones in development
  • Nutritional concerns
  • Safety recommendations
  • Infant and toddler immunizations
  • Family and social history
  • Current medical concerns such as infant rashes and colds
  • General guidance in childrearing

In addition to the well-child exams, we see infants and toddlers often in the office for sick visits and conferences. We offer same-day sick visits Monday thru Friday and early on Saturday mornings. Our nurses are available for questions and we are available after hours for urgent questions in the evenings and on the weekends.

To schedule an appointment. please call
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dexter Office
7444 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, Suite A
Dexter, MI 48130-1468
(734) 408-4182

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