Some cities have fluoride in their water, which means the local community is ingesting fluoridated tap water. This water is often used by mothers to make formula for their babies. If babies drink too much of the mineral, then they can develop a condition known as fluorosis.

Fluorosis causes white patches or spots to show up on your teeth. It occurs from overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of a child's life. Severe cases of fluorosis cause brown spots on your teeth and weakens the tooth enamel.

For these reasons, you want to avoid giving fluoridated water to your infant. Read on too find out how water filters can help you limit your intake of fluoridated water.

Get A Water Filter

If you want to remove fluoride from your water, then you need to get the best fluoride water filter. It works by removing impurities from your water using a physical barrier, a biological process or chemical process. However, you need special filters to remove fluoride from tap water.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis is one of the best filters for treating fluoridated water. It forces the contaminated water through a membrane using force. To use force, you have to use energy, which comes from electrically powered pumps. Reverse osmosis is also effective at removing limescale, nitrates and salt.


Deionizers or ion exchange filters removes ions from your water. Most water contaminants are dissolved inorganics. This process removes most dissolved organics from water.

Ion exchange filters work by exchanging bad ions for good ions. They are effective at splitting atoms of a contaminating substance to make ions and trapping them. The ions release the negatively charged contaminants, such as fluoride, sulfates, bicarbonates and chloride. This filter does not need electricity.

Activated Alumina Filters

Activated alumina is the same chemical used to make rubies and sapphire. It does not contain impurities and gives the gems their color. This chemical has a lot of long pores that runs through it. To get fluoride out of your water, you would attach an activated alumina cartridge to your filter system. The fluoride is attracted to the activated alumina and it gets stuck on the cartridge. You must eventually replace the cartridge.  

It is important that your infant gets the right nutrients during the few years of his or her life. During this phase, he or she is developing physically and mentally. It is important to not let something like fluoridated water slow down your child's development.

Talk to a provider, such as The Water Exchange, today.