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Could you explain why does america allow fluoride to be put in our water and toothpaste?

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Fluoride works: Because research has shown the beneficial effects of Fluoride . This goes back for over 60 years when Fluoride was introduced there was a dramatic drop in tooth decay and over the years adrop in tooth loss from decay the simplistic way to help everyone was to use the water supply and toothpaste to illustrate how helpful it has been is the rise again of tooth decay in people using bottled water.

Answered 1/24/2018

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Dr. William Williams answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

To curb tooth decay: Tooth decay is much more dangerous to the population's health than the imaginary danger of low levels of Fluoride in water or tooth paste.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Better oral health: Adding flourid to tap water and toothpaste in very small quantities that bonds to teeth enamel to make it stronger in the fight against tooth decay and cavities formation..

Answered 12/30/2016

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It's natural!: Flouride is found naturally in the water supply in many areas. The incidence of tooth decay in those areas is very low. After many years of testing, it was proved to be safe to add to the water in areas that had too little flouride. It has prevented much suffering and tooth loss.

Answered 4/25/2015

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