Fluoride is a mineral which can be found naturally in soil, rocks, water, grains, vegetables & tea.
Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases despite being almost completely preventable with good oral hygiene, regular visits to your dentist and using fluoride. Fluoride does an amazing job at strengthening and protecting our teeth against tooth decay as it:
- Prevents the bacteria in our mouths from turning sugar from the food we consume into acids that attack the teeth
- Encourages the reversal when tooth decay is in the very early stages
Fluoride is most effective when low levels are consumed on a regular basis. This is why it is found in toothpaste, mouthwash, etc and is added to most community water supplies across Australia. The addition of fluoride to Australian water supplies began back in 1953.
Fluoridated water is safe to drink from a very young age and has been shown to reduce tooth decay by 26% to 44% in children and approximately 27% in adults.
For more information on water fluoridation, head to – https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/2017-public-statement-water-fluoridation-and-human-health
For more information on fluoride us, head to – https://www.adelaide.edu.au/arcpoh/dperu/fluoride/Guidelines_for_use_of_fluorides_in_Australia__update_2019.pdf