For most of us, “fluoride” is one of the very first scientific words we know.
Though you probably didn’t really know what it was, there’s a good chance you began receiving fluoride treatments from your dentist when you were just a few years old. You were also, most likely, using fluoride toothpaste and even drinking tap water that contained small amounts of the compound.
Some people are against using fluoride, but the fact is that scientific research proves again and again that it is instrumental in preventing cavities and maintaining oral health when the correct amount is ingested and applied topically.
The problems that you may have heard about associated with fluoride are linked to excessive amounts and not the safe levels that the government ensures and that your dentist uses in standard treatments.
But given that fluoride is something that you probably take in daily when you drink water and brush your teeth, you might want to take a few minutes to learn a bit more about how it works and the ways in which it benefits your dental health. Click through the slides below for a crash course in fluoride…