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Fluoride

Fluoride

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in our earths crust.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the proper use of fluoride in prevention to reduce dental decay.  This is based on the evidence of many long-term studies that have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of fluoride use in dental decay prevention.  They also attest that the cost of oral health care for children can be reduced by as much as 50 percent with proper use of fluoride.  For more information, talk to your dental professional about the benefits and risks associated with fluoride use.