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Is there any proof that fluoride in drinking supply is bad for your teeth?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: Fluoride decreases cavities by 60%. Overfluoridation causes extra white spots and occur in children by eating toothpase not generally from fluoridated water(use only a pea-sized amount and only at age that they can spit well - 3 or over). Healthy teeth are crucial to overall general long-term health. Fluoride does not cause cancer.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Overdose only: Dr orton's answer is excellent. Since the mass introduction of Fluoride in the 1950's, the percentage of children recieving Fluoride and having no cavities has skyrocketed, compared to children not exposed.And all data reports no cancer issues despite skeptics.
Last updated Oct 16, 2017
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