Studies prove water fluoridation continues to help prevent tooth decay by at least 25% in children and adults, even with fluoride available from other sources, such as toothpaste. Look for one with the ADA Seal of Acceptance to make sure it contains fluoride.
Mouthwash with fluoride can help make your teeth more resistant to decay, but children six years or younger should not use it unless it’s been recommended by a dentist.
For the past 70 years, fluoride has been added to public water supplies to bring fluoride levels up to the amount necessary to help prevent tooth decay.
Community water fluoridation is like drinking milk fortified with Vitamin D or eating bread and cereals enriched with folic acid.
Take a Fluoride Supplement Available by prescription only, fluoride supplements come in tablet, drop or lozenge forms.
They are recommended only for children ages six months to 16 years living in areas without adequate amounts of fluoride in their community drinking water and who are at high risk of developing cavities.
Elements are the basic chemical building blocks for all materials, be they solid, liquid or gas.
Few elements are found free in nature; usually, they are combined with other elements into compounds.
Most people are aware of the benefits of fluoridation for children. Tooth root decay is a significant problem for the elderly, and it is difficult for a dentist to treat.Finally, fluoride remineralizes tooth enamel that has lost minerals due to the attack of acid producing bacteria.In effect, fluoride stops, and can even reverse, the decay process in teeth.It occurs naturally in all water, at varying concentrations.In Indiana, most surface water and groundwater has a natural fluoride concentration of 0.1-0.2 milligrams per liter (mg/l).