What is fluoride? Fluoride has been added to most municipal drinking water (except well water) to help reduce tooth decay. It strengthens the enamel to help reduce the effects of bacteria on the teeth.
Is fluoride safe? Fluoride has been used in the United States since the 1950’s. It is safe as well as very effective at reducing cavities.
What if I am on well water? Typically, there is very little or no fluoride in your well water. We are happy to test your well water to determine the levels of fluoride present. Most of our patients under age 12 who are on well water will need a fluoride supplement which will be prescribed by our doctors. The fluoride supplement helps the developing teeth to be stronger and more resistant to decay.