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Does Fluoride in Water Really Help?

By: rattihanda on November 25th, 2015
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To answer the question – yes! It really does.

The use of fluoride in public drinking supplies has over 70 years of research to back it up. It has been shown to effectively prevent tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Whether from a public water source at home, school or work, we are enhancing our oral health when we make the decision to drink water.

Fluoride occurs naturally in water sources around the globe. The magic of fluoride lies in what it does: fluoride makes tooth enamel stronger and more able to resist tooth decay. It also has the ability to rebuild compromised tooth enamel, and reverse early signs of tooth decay. This is why so many commercial dental products, from toothpaste to mouthwash, contain fluoride.

The fluoridation of public water is safe, effective and healthy. Approximately 75% of the U.S. population is served by fluoride-enhanced water, as of 2012.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called community water fluoridation one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, and the enhanced oral health of over 210 million Americans attests to that.

For more information on the benefits of fluoride, check out this great video from the American Dental Association:

http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/advocating-for-the-public/fluoride-and-fluoridation/fluoridation-faq

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