Essay On Fluoride

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Fluoride (the thick fluid dentists put on your teeth that feels strange) was put in the water supply to assist the growth and to have a healthy and beautiful set of teeth from childhood to adulthood, but could that help be toxic?

Fluoride has been put into the public water supply to help babies. When you’re older it helps with resistance to enamel destroying acids, cavities, and other kinds of tooth decay as said by the American Dental Association. Gradually “Studies show that fluoride in community water systems prevents at least 25 percent of tooth decay in children and adults…” and “Early studies, such as those conducted in Grand Rapids, showed that water fluoridation reduced the amount of cavities children get in their baby teeth by
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For most cities, every $1 invested in water fluoridation saves $38 in dental treatment costs.” Many people opposing this view think of it as a harsh chemical but really it’s naturally present in groundwater and oceans. Even though we are adding more fluoride to the water, water fluoridation “is the adjustment of fluoride to a recommended level for preventing tooth decay.” and fluoride is “similar to fortifying other foods and beverages, like fortifying salt with iodine, milk with vitamin D, orange juice with calcium and bread with folic acid.” People oppose water fluoridation because they think it is an unsafe practice “...there is no dispute that fluoridation is causing millions of children to develop dental fluorosis, a discoloration of the teeth that is caused by excessive fluoride intake.” this may be true,but that is if you consume much more than 2 liters of water a day.
Which that number is only “...over 5 percent of males between ages of nineteen and fifty consume at least 5 liters of water a day...while 1 percent of females consume over 5.5 liters a day.” in a total of around probably 8 percent in total of the population of the 19-50 year old males
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