Sutton Dentist Explains Fluoride Benefits

Fluoride is something used daily that we may not realise we are consuming even though it is being used in vast quantities in our everyday lives, from water to toothpastes

The negative reports from the use of fluoride stem from the fact that it is toxic. Too much fluoride has been proven to be terminal in some children and over use in later life can lead to what is termed fluorosis- this is where deposits are found throughout the brain. Strangely, it can also cause problems of discolouration in the teeth and in some countries, the use of fluoride has been banned altogether.

However a Sutton dentist explains even though it has these negative factors attached to it, fluoride is very good for the enamel of the teeth. It is proven to help in the fight against tooth decay whilst enriching it and giving it extra strength. Fluoride also reduces the amount of eroding acids that emanate from bacteria, which is why the majority of toothpastes still use it. When used in moderation, fluoride seems to be a great advantage in dentistry but everyone has a right to know the facts either way.

For more information on fluoride talk to our dental team at Ninety 2 Dental