We’ve tackled the debate on fluoride before, and it’s no surprise which side we are on. Our recommendation - and the American Dental Association’s - hasn’t changed; regular fluoride exposure is crucial to strengthening tooth enamel, preventing decay, and aid in a tooth’s natural remineralization process. We want to see you using a fluoridated toothpaste and drinking water that contains the recommended .7 mg/L fluoride (kids exposure to fluoridated toothpaste should be limited until they can effectively spit it out!).
That’s all explained thoroughly in our above link, but let’s say you’re in the know and already on board. What happens when you don’t live in a city like Chicago that fluoridates their water? Municipalities that don’t fluoridate or communities/homes that use well water may not be getting the recommended exposure. Here are some tips if you are worried that you aren’t getting enough fluoride!
The chances that you are getting not enough or just enough fluoride are exponentially higher than the chances you’re getting too much. Try one of these tips if you are worried you’re falling short, and don’t forget to talk to your dentist if you have any questions!
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