The measured add-on of fluoride to the public water supply to decrease tooth decay is water fluoridation. Depending on where the water is coming from, most water supplies has a naturally happening fluoride concentration, but is generally low and does not help. To help, fluoride is being added into public water at a continuous concentration to reach that naturally occurring limit and no more. There are advantages to fluoride being added to the public water, but there are also controversial disadvantages.
fluoride leads to a reduction in tooth decay more significant than the risk of mild side effects like cosmetic flurosis.10
Fluorine is added in water in certain countries and used in toothpaste so that it can strengthen people’s teeth.
Another issue of controversy is the safety of the chemicals used to fluoridate water. The most commonly used additives are silicofluorides, not the fluoride salts used in dental products (such as sodium fluoride and stannous fluoride). Silicofluorides are one of the by-products from the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers. The toxicity database on silicofluorides is sparse and questions have been raised about the assumption that they completely dissociate in water and, therefore, have toxicity similar to the fluoride salts tested in laboratory studies and used in consumer products (Coplan and Masters 2001). It also has been maintained that, because of individual variations in exposure to fluoride, it is difficult to ensure that the right individual dose to protect against dental caries is provided through large-scale water fluoridation. In addition, a body of information has developed that indicates the major anticaries benefit of fluoride is topical and not systemic (Zero et al. 1992; Rölla and Ekstrand 1996; Featherstone 1999; Limeback 1999a; Clarkson and McLoughlin 2000; CDC 2001; Fejerskov
However, like many studies, this study has a few limitations. In this study, we got results which were far lower than expected, due to which we analyzed the proportion of the population who received fluoride applications instead of the mean number of fluoride applications. For dental home linkage since there was not enough data to analyze the ward-specific distribution of a mean number of days, we looked at the overall mean number of days for dental home linkage for those six referred patients. Also, for fluoride applications, we looked at the proportion of only fluoride varnishes applied by dentists, physicians, both and institution. We also looked at the proportions of only varnishes by provider type instead of the mean/the median number of varnish since we did not have information about unique providers which could give specific
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommendation for the optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay have changed from 0.7 -1.2 milligrams per liter stablished in 1962 to 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. This change was the result of a systematic reviews of the scientific evidence related community water fluoridation since it was incorporated in 1945. As a result of community water fluoridation there was an increase in the percentage of children who were caries-free and a significant decreases in the number of teeth or tooth surfaces with caries in both children and adult. The main reason to lower the recommendation was because Americans nowadays have more sources of fluoride than the ones
Fluoridation of group drinking water is a main consideration in charge of the decrease in dental caries (tooth rot) . The historical backdrop of water fluoridation is a great case of clinical perception prompting epidemiologic examination and group based general wellbeing intercession. Albeit other fluoride-containing items are accessible, water fluoridation remains the most fair and practical strategy for conveying fluoride to all individuals from most groups, paying little respect to age, instructive achievement, or wage level.
I have been assigned the role of the leader of Fluoride Action Network. The Fluoride Action Network is a non-profit organization and an international coalition seeking to broaden public awareness about the toxicity of fluoride compounds and the health impacts of current fluoride exposures. The organization’s mission is to “provide comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding all aspects of fluoride” and to “remain vigilant monitoring government agency actions that may impact public’s exposure to fluoride.”1
Are you aware that fluoride that is used to help keep teeth healthy is actually a harmful compound. The number of products that contain fluoride is actually quite high. Many people may not know it is also in our drinking water. The scary thing is fluoride is now classified as a neurotoxin.
The ingredient that takes place in our everyday life is fluoride. It is well known for its happy propaganda of everybody needing good health and what better way to start it then with your teeth and make you think fluoride is good for the health, when the reality of the matter is , it damages your health.
Australia’s main focus is public health intervention by preventing dental caries through this process with a recommended level of fluoride 0.7 – 1.0 ppm or I mg-L or less is recommended levels of fluoride throughout Australia. (Adelaide.edu 2016) and (NSW Health.gov
For the past 60 years that fluoride has been widely added, there has been little testing to conclude it as beneficial as originally touted. It has been shown hoever that tooth decay in low-income areas has not dropped since its addition. The Center f Disease Control and Prevention has finally come out with an admission that swallowing fluoride does not protect our teeth. Its most effective application is topical and not systemic. Therefore, toothpaste is a better source of fluoride rather than ingesting it through the water
The government says that we need fluoride, but fluoride is not an essential nutrient for humans. Fluoride is the only chemical added into our water for the purpose of medical treatment. It is supposed to prevent tooth decay, but studies show that tooth decay hasn’t decreased significantly since fluoride was added (fluoridealert.org, 2012). Fluoridated countries do not have less tooth decay than non-fluoridated countries. Many U.S
Visiting a dentist, in most cases, is not exactly an event that someone looks forward to. Oral hygiene is important in making sure that no problems arise for teeth, however, and the issue of unhealthy teeth has been combatted by advertisements, and more recently, the additive of fluoride into tap water. Fluoride has been important in the process of improving the dental health of Americans; after the addition of fluoride into tap water, tooth decay decreased drastically among Americans and most significantly among young children. It’s argued, however, that fluoride is dangerous, not required, and a violation of someone 's rights by being added to water. In reality, fluoride is a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay by being added
i. Although defenders of fluoride continue to claim that there are no dangers in using fluoride for dental care, the facts speak for themselves. Dr. Edward Group, who in his 2015 article “The Dangers of Fluoride” stated that “Every year Poison Control centers receive thousands of calls from people