Fluroide fluoride fluoride…
- Why is it that dentists love it so?
- Is it good for your teeth?
- What exactly does it do?
- Do I need it?
- Do I need more than I am currently getting?
- What forms does it come in?
- Is my water fluoridated?
There is a lot to discuss so let's get started…
Fluoride is one of our truest allies in the fight against dental caries
. It receives a lot of unfair bad press by anti-fluoride lobbyists who have various arguments on why it should be banned- I will touch on these later.
I understand their concern but, ask a dentist, any dentist, if they believe fluoride is a good thing and you will get an overwhelming response in favour of it. There’s a few holistic guys out there who may be adverse but get a 1000 strong group of dentists together and you'd be hard pressed to find the hands of those against it. Why? Because day in, day out we see the benefits it conveys on people's teeth from the very young to the very old. In fact, the only people who it doesn’t help, are those we call edentulous- that is those with any teeth whatsoever!