“The government is putting stuff in our water, man!” is a phrase you usually hear used by some conspiracy nut in a sci-fi movie, but they are actually right… kind of. The government has been putting fluoride in our public water supplies for well over seventy years now, which has helped to strengthen the enamel and lower the risk of tooth decay for communities of people all across the country. Still, some are hesitant to embrace fluoridated water. Here are 3 reasons why fluoridated water is great!
It Aids In The Prevention Of Tooth Decay
Fluoride is vital in strengthening your tooth’s enamel, which is a clear mineral that surrounds your teeth and helps protect them from cavities, decay, and infection. Your enamel gradually gets worn down by plaque, tartar, and food debris that build up in your mouth. Fluoride remineralizes your enamel, allowing it to reform around your teeth.
It’s Completely Natural
Water already has a varying amount of fluoride that occurs in it naturally, but the level with which it occurs can be inconsistent. When a community fluoridates its water, it’s adjusting the amount of fluoride to the recommended level for preventing tooth decay, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says should be 0.7 milligrams per liter. 0.7 milligrams of a liter is comparable to one cent in $14,000. It’s an extremely miniscule amount!
It Can Help Save You Money
Treating severe dental issues can cost you a pretty penny. Fluoride helps reduce the risk of developing dental issues for you and your family with every sip of water that you take.
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