Okay, here’s a dental statement to hang your hat on:
Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that when used correctly is both safe and effective in preventing tooth decay.
Yes, fluoride is safe when used correctly.
So is water. But too much water is called drowning.
Too much fluoride can make you sick. This is based on your weight and concentration of fluoride. But it has to be an awful lot of fluoride before this happens. This is why we don’t want toddlers swallowing their toothpaste or eating it directly from the tube.
So much for the short term. What about the long term?
Let me say it again: Fluoride is safe. It does not cause a list of diseases or even an item of disease.
It help prevents disease, and the disease it prevents is dental decay, the most prevalent disease among mankind.
Does fluoride really work to prevent decay?
For children, the optimal amount of fluoride – whether in fluoridated water or from a prescribed fluoride vitamin – can greatly lower the risk of tooth decay. Fluoride-developed teeth are strong and hard. Ask me your child’s optimum dose.
For teens and adults, a fluoridated toothpaste used regularly can beef up the tooth’s defenses against decay-causing germs. For those people particularly susceptible to decay, we have a special prescription toothpaste that really helps.
How do I know these things?
One: Scientific studies.
Two: More than 25 years of dental experience.
Believe me: Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that when used correctly is both safe and effective in preventing tooth decay.