It’s been one of the most heated debates in the dental world – is fluoride helping or hurting your teeth? What about the addition to fluoride to our water sources? Is that a good or bad thing?
Let’s take a few moments and look at the truth about fluoride.
It’s proven to prevent cavities
Despite what some people may say, fluoride has been proven to prevent cavities and tooth decay in humans. One prominent study that shows fluoride is helpful is from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Fluoride is most effective on developing teeth
Have you ever heard some pediatric dental tips that say your baby’s teeth should be cleaned using fluoride? While some people balk at the thought, fluoride has a hugely positive impact on the teeth your baby develops.
However, you don’t want to overdo fluoride. You need to work alongside your dentist to determine the amount of fluoride present in your water, and how much your baby may need to help them grow the healthiest possible teeth.
Virtually every dentist recommends fluoride
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a dentist in America who doesn’t recommend fluoride use. Groups such as the American Dental Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the European Academy of Pediatric Dentists all recommend fluoride use.
If you have any questions regarding fluoride use, we’re more than happy to answer your questions. Feel free to call us at 734-222-9140 today to get answers to your fluoride-related questions.