Water fluoridation is the act of adding fluoride ions to water in order to reduce tooth decay in the general population.
Finding the Facts About Fluoride
How Fluoride Protect Your Teeth
Teeth Loss Minerals Daily (Demineralization)
- Acids, plaque, and Bactria strip away minerals
- Demineralization causes tooth decay
Fluoride Replaces Minerals (Remineralization)
- Fluoride, Calcium and Phosphate replace minerals.
- Remineralization reduces tooth decay
In an advance toward solving a 50-year-old mystery, scientists are reporting new evidence on how the fluoride in drinking water, toothpastes, mouth rinses and other oral-care products prevents tooth decay.
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Dentists May Recommend Extra Fluoride for Patients.
- Between 6 months and 16 years old
- With dry mouth gum disease or chronic tooth decay
- With crowns, bridges or braces
- Who only drink bottled water (no fluoride in bottled water)
Is Fluoride Safe?
- Extensive studies proves safety
- Fluoridated water provides safe level of fluoride
- Excess fluoride can pit, discolor or stain enamel
- Dentists carefully monitor fluoride exposure for optimal protection
“Though research continues to prove the health benefits associated with drinking fluoridated water, the potential for health risks should continue to be studied,” said IADR President Helen Whelton. “It is promising to know that this cohort study, performed in Sweden, doesn’t find an association between drinking fluoridated water and hip fractures.”