Fluoride Myths and Facts - 33406 Dentist

Fluoride, The Myths, Facts, and What it Means for You

 

Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in a variety of objects, water, and plants being the most important to human health. Fluoride also helps to strengthen tooth enamel, making your teeth stronger and helping you fight tooth decay. So why do some people get antsy about fluoride?

 

Myths

 

With a large number of myths about fluoride and its safety, there is a lot of misinformation going around. For example, some people get angry because fluoride is toxic in large amounts, but so is water.

 

Keeping children away from toothpaste and mouthwash when it's not time to brush can prevent any toxicity from ingesting too much fluoride. There are dozens of myths about fluoride that simply aren’t true, that it's not necessary, that it's unnatural, or that it doesn’t help your teeth are just a few more that aren’t true.

 

Facts

 

Fluoride, though found in small amounts naturally in water, is introduced to drinking water across the United States, even in the 33406 dental area of Forest Hill because of its ability to help fight tooth decay. Fluoride is not dangerous in the specified amounts, it’s also completely safe for children so long as you adjust the amount you use.

 

Fluoride and Your Health

 

The fluoride added to your water along with your toothpaste helps you keep your smile. Fluoride is a safe, easy, and effective nutrient that helps keep your smile healthy. Without fluoride in your diet your teeth would decay much faster, causing you more pain than usual. Fluoride is a healthy and safe way to make sure your teeth are ready to fight against decay.

 

We’ve been serving in the 33406 area as a dentist for many years, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have at your next appointment!

 

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