Fluoride – Nature’s tooth decay fighter

Caries (cavities) used to be a fact of life. However, during the past few decades, tooth decay has been reduced dramatically. The key reason: fluoride.

Fluoride is a mineral that may occur naturally in all drinking water sources—oceans, lakes, rivers and underground water. Extensive research has shown that optimal levels of fluoride not only reduce caries in children and adults, but also help repair the early stages of tooth decay.

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