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Fact #1: There is a natural amount of Fluoride in water, however, it is often in such low levels that it will not protect your teeth.

  • Fluoride exists in virtually all naturally existing water sources.
  • It has been proven that the use of fluoride protects our teeth’s’ enamel and prevents tooth decay. According to the Oral Health Foundation, fluoride also reduces the amount of acid that bacteria produces on our teeth.

Fact #2: An important nutrient for growing healthy teeth is Fluoride.

  • Fluoride is a natural mineral and that has been shown to effectively strengthen teeth.
  • Fluoride is a product that was fortified to improve our health in the same way that iodine has been added to salt, and Vitamin D is added to milk.

Fact #3: Getting enough fluoride during childhood is crucial to strengthen teeth into adulthood.

  • Fluoride has been shown to strengthen the growing teeth of babies and children.
  • According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 of 5 (20%) children aged 5 to 11 years have at least one untreated decayed tooth.
  • The CDC also shows that Fluoride varnish can prevent about one third (33%) of cavities in the primary (baby) teeth.

Fact #4: Applying Fluoride is the best way to protect everyone’s teeth from decay.

  • Fluoride applications and proper brushing with fluoride toothpaste can lead to less tooth decay in our community!
  • Although helpful, when Fluoride toothpaste is used alone, it is not enough to successfully prevent tooth decay.
  • Fluoride tablets are often prescribed by pediatricians and dentists to children who are at risk of cavities and tooth decay.


CDC

COMMUNITY WATER FLUORIDATION systems can add just the right amount of fluoride to local drinking water to prevent cavities.





OHF

FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE is very effective in preventing tooth decay, especially in areas that have low fluoride in the water.


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