Fluoride – Fact or Fiction
Fluoride is a mineral; not a medication. It exists naturally in our water supply. Studies have proven that the right amount of fluoride is beneficial to our health; just enough to protect our teeth. It is an important nutrient for healthy teeth.
Did you know that for most cities, every $1 invested in fluoridation saves about $38 in costs to treat dental related issues. The most cost effective way to build healthy communities and prevent tooth decay is fluoridation.
Fluoridated water + Toothpaste = less tooth decay. Toothpaste alone is good; but not good enough. In fact most pediatricians will recommend fluoride tablets for their young patients. Babies and young children need fluoride to strengthen their teeth, to last a lifetime.
In 2010, a study confirmed that the fluoridated water consumed as a young child makes the loss of teeth due to decay less likely 40 or 50 years later.