Fluoride is similar in structure to calcium, so it can replace calcium in the crystals that make up the enamel of a tooth. The fluoride forms a stronger, but more brittle crystal, which makes the tooth more resistant to tooth decay. This can be very useful in someone that is prone to tooth decay, but can be detrimental to other organs and systems in the body.
Is fluoride good for your teeth? It can be, in very specific cases. Fluoride is a mineral that can help remineralize teeth if used directly on the tooth. The use of fluoride is recommended with direct use only where it is EXACTLY needed. For example, a very shallow cavity, a sensitive root, an area of acidic erosion are all problems that direct fluoride can help alleviate. There is never a reason to take fluoride internally (such as in toothpastes, water, etc.), but directly on the tooth can be effective if used correctly.
When fluoride is taken internally through water, toothpaste, or supplements, it is difficult to regulate the dose. If you use too much fluoride for teeth, it can cause serious problems with your teeth, such as:
Fluoride is typically added to water not to improve its drinkability, but rather to treat our teeth. Your tap water may be treated with fluoride and it is impossible to know how much of a fluoride dosage you and your family are subjected to in a day.
We are all being medicated with fluoride through our drinking water. Add toothpaste and/or mouth rinse with any supplements taken and you can guarantee that you and your family are potentially being over-medicated with fluoride.
If you live in an area with water fluoridation, it is highly recommended by holistic dental care professionals to invest in a water filter that can effectively filter out fluoride.
Bentonite Clay used right on the problem site. Apply as a paste to sensitive areas that need remineralization
MI Paste – This is a holistic dentist prescribed paste that helps add minerals directly to your teeth.
Hydrogen Peroxide and salt rinse – both will alkalize your mouth and help if your sensitivity is from acid in your mouth.
Take control of your fluoride ingestion and application. Use fluoride when needed.
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