CAVITIES USED TO BE A FACT OF LIFE. But over the past few decades, tooth decay has been reduced dramatically. The key reason: fluoride.
Research has shown fluoride reduces cavities in both children and adults. It also helps repair the early stages of tooth decay even before the decay becomes visible. Fluoride, like any other nutrient, is safe & effective when used appropriately.
Does Your Tap Water Have Enough Fluoride?
- If you have municipal water, then you can likely trust adequate fluoride is added to your water. However, your at-home water purification system can also remove fluoride.
- If you have well-water, you’ll only know if adequate fluoride exists naturally by having your water tested. And, just like with city water, if you have an at-home water purification system it can remove the natural fluoride that may exist in your well-water also.
WATER TESTING – HOW-TO GUIDE
If you are interested in getting your water tested and you live in Indiana, please print and complete the form below. Once you have your results you can bring them to your child’s pediatrician or to Comfort Dental.
How to collect water sample ~ CLICK HERE.
IF YOUR WATER IS LOW IN FLUORIDE – children simply take a prescription chewable fluoride vitamin supplement daily starting at age three, it’s that simple. Talk to your child’s pediatrician, Dr. Brucken or Dr. Stubbs for additional information.
As always, Comfort Dental’s mission is healthy smiles for a lifetime. If you have additional questions about fluoride or any other dental topic, we are here for you – and hope to see you soon!