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A 35-year-old member asked:

If city tap water usually has fluoride added to it for dental support, so if i never drink tap water do i need more additional fluoride?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
That depends: If you are an adult in good dental health then what you are getting in your toothpaste should be enough. If you are an adult who is prone to cavities and/or has decalcifications on your teeth, then yes you should have extra fluoride. Your profile says you live on port jefferson station on long island. Just so you know, there is no Fluoride in the tap water where you live.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
I drink tap water. I'm not as stupid as I look.
Dec 25, 2014
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
NO: Fluoride in toothpaste is sufficient. Do not ingest.
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Last updated Dec 25, 2014

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