Fluoride is a naturally occurring element present in all water sources, even the oceans.

Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter and for good reason. It makes the outer surface (enamel) harder and more resistant to decay.

Fluoride protects all ages against cavities.

• When you are young and teeth are developing, Fluoride is absorbed into the developing enamel making it stronger and more cavity resistant (Systemic Benefit)
• After teeth erupt, fluoride helps rebuild (remineralize) weakened tooth enamel and reverses early signs of tooth decay. (Topical Benefit) Fluoride is present in toothpaste.
• Topical fluoride application by your dentist or hygienist helps prevent cavities in all patients but especially those with gum recession.
• The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has proclaimed water fluoridation one of the 10 greatest health achievements of the 20th century.

For more than 70 years the best scientific evidence consistently indicates that community water fluoridation is safe and effective. Almost 75% of the US population is served by water fluoridation systems.

1) Community water fluoridation is recommended by nearly all public health, medical, and dental organizations. It is recommended by the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, US Public Health Service, and World Health Organization.

2) Fluoride helps to prevent Dental Disease. Studies show that community water fluoridation prevents at least 25% of tooth decay in children and adults, even in an era with widespread availability of fluoride from other sources, such as fluoride toothpaste.

Foods that are rich in Fluoride include:
Asparagus, Avocados, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Parsley, Turnips, Sunflower Seeds, Garlic, Spinach, Tomatoes, Nuts (especially almonds), and Tea.