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Do you know what fluoride is? Do you know where it comes from and what it does to your teeth? The answer to these questions for most is a no. Majority of the people reading this article will finally get to know that there is so much to fluoride than they think.

Through our brief Q&A, we are eager to enlighten you more on fluoride by explaining how it affects your teeth and showing you the other ways you can obtain this mineral.

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What is fluoride?

This is a mineral present in water (both salty and fresh), soil and in various foods. Fluoride is also used in toothpastes and rinses which we commonly use to clean our teeth with every day.

Does fluoride help prevent tooth decay?

Yes, it does. Fluoride’s positive impact on oral health is that it helps teeth to build resistance to decadence. To add to that, it is capable of reversing and stopping tooth decay which has already started.

Where do I obtain fluoride from?

Fluoride is offered to the entire community through the public drinking water we drink. You can also purchase fluoride rinses and toothpastes or request our Bolton dentists to offer you professional fluoride commodities such as varnishes and gels.

What does the term dental fluorosis mean?

Although not a disease, dental fluorosis changes the appearance of your child’s teeth by making them have faint white streaks or lines due to high absorption of fluoride.

Is fluorosis a major concern?

Not at all. This is not a concern for a vast number of children and to the lesser number who experience mellow forms of fluorosis, the majority of them don’t even notice it.


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What does water fluoridation entail?

It entails regulating the fluoride levels in the community drinking water supply with the intention of raising dental benefits with regards to tooth decadence prevention.

Is it necessary to add fluoride to drinking water when it’s available in other ways?

It is absolutely necessary to add fluoride to public drinking water as it’s a secure and effective way to protect the entire community from tooth decadence at a substandard cost.

Who is in charge of maintaining the fluoride levels in the drinking water?

It’s the State-Provincial-Territorial Board on Drinking Water duty to give instructions on the optimum amount of fluoride to be put in the community drinking water so as to prevent tooth decay. The instructions given take into consideration that people obtain fluoride from alternative sources like beverages and food.

How do you achieve an optimum level of water fluoridation?

To achieve optimum degrees of water fluoridation you will have to regulate the amount of fluoride in the water in such a way that the public will be able to prevent tooth decay as well as avoid the risk of acquiring dental fluorosis.

How do you achieve an optimum level of water fluoridation?

Apart from dental fluorosis, scientific studies have not yet discovered any other detrimental health effects linked to water fluoridation.

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