This guy at my school said it could be in our drinking water and to much of it destroys your teeth but somehow i dont think thats the truth.Can any dentists clarify?
Fluoride in our drinking water?
What Rad said.Fluoride is in toothpaste.Why would we put bad-for-tooth stuff in good-for-tooth stuff?Fluoride is GOOD for teeth. If he thinks it's bad for his teeth, maybe he shouldn't be using toothpaste..
I'm no dentist, but whatever was said before me has been correct. Fluoride is present in our drinking water (in EXTREMELY small concentrations) as it helps to prevent tooth decay. This is why some dentists don't recommend you drinking out of water bottles all the time, because bottled water doesn't contain fluoride and people lose that protection.Sometimes its just nice to turn the tap on full and stick your mouth under it!Hope that helps!
It's true, when flouride was discovered, the children who drank from that certain river (I forget where or when this was) were discovered to have these ugly brown stained teeth. It was later found to be a reaction from too much flouride. But what they also discovered was that these children had little to no cavities. Upon further investigation it was learned that the flouride was responsible for the healthy, yet stained teeth. This I'm relying on my memory 20 years back, so I'll have to research it for details.I found this: Over ninety years ago, in 1908, Dr. Frederick S. McKay started his first investigations in Colorado Springs which involved examination and charting of the teeth of 2,945 local school children. Over the years, Dr. McKay personally authored over 40 papers regarding the cause of 'Colorado Brown Stain' (mottling) and the benefits of fluoride.In 1935 to 1936 Dr. Trendley Dean was appointed by the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) to study fluoridated areas. He compared the populations of Colorado Springs and Pueblo to other cities and concluded in 1936 that water which contained one ppm fluoride cause mottling in its 'very mildest form' in ten per cent of the population. If the water contained 2.5 ppm fluoride, 75 to 80 per cent had mottling. Thus, he concluded, by keeping the fluoride content of the water at 1.5 ppm or less, mottling was unlikely to occur.