Why do we add fluoride to tap water?

Makes your teeth str. teeth will resist cavities if optimum fluoride is in the tap water. Usually you do not need to but you can check your local water district and your dentist. Good luck.

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What's more healthy: tap water with added fluoride or bottled spring water with bpa?

Neither. From a holistic viewpoint, avoid both. Get a proper filter for your tap water and store it in glass bottles. Read more...

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?

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. Read more...

Why is a pesticide (fluoride) added to tap water and is claimed to be good for children's teeth?

Proven claim. A specfic Fluoride is used in water where natural Fluoride in water is not present. Consuming this fluoridated water will allow the enamel of developing teeth, primary and permanent, to be harder and resistant to dental caries. This has been proven with numerous scientific studies and reduced cavities dramatically since the 1950's. Use of bottled water has increased dental caries. Read more...
Amount matters. Anything, even water or oxygen, is a poison in too large a concentration. Fluoride is being debated in pesticides because it raises the Fluoride levels in our waterways too high because of the large amounts used in farming that run off into the streams in rain storms. Fluoride in toothpaste is at a concentration that reduces cavities significantly, but won't poison the individual. Read more...
Not the same thing. Like a lot of substances (oxygen, vitamin c, water) the correct small amount can be helpful, and too much can be poisonous. It takes at least 3x the recommended dosage of Fluoride over an extended time for there to be a problem. Despite lots of fearmongering by some groups the scientific facts are that when used correctly Fluoride causes no health problems and only protects teeth. Read more...

Is there a way to measure if my tap water has high fluoride?

Yes. If you are hooked up to a municipal water supply contact your water company. They can tell you how much Fluoride is in your water. If you use private well water then you can send in a sample of your water to a lab and they can anlyze it for you. Your state dental association may be able to give you the name of a lab. Read more...
Call yr public water. system. The best way to find the fluoride level of your tap water is to contact your water utility provider for exact numbers and more information. Read more...

My city's tap water contains 0.80 mg/L of fluoride while the nursery water contains 0.70 mg/L. Which one should I use to prep formula for my 5w bab?

Fluorine in water. It is better to avoid both waters. Consider bottled water/distilled water, or filter with filter using reverse osmosis or distill the water. Most efficient way to avoid fluoride is BREAST FEED. Read more...

If I am on kidney dialysis for kidney problems, can I get too much fluoride from tap water?

No. No, tap water is well regulated and you won't be getting too much fluoride. Read more...
Good question. Depends upon Fluoride concentration in your local tap water. Patients with end stage kidney disease including those on hemodialysis will be at risk for accumulating Fluoride in their bodies. Fortunately this has not become much of a problem so far. Best to discuss with your dialysis nephrologist who ought to know both local Fluoride concentrations ; your level of risk. Read more...

When people are on kidney dialysis for kidney problems, might they get too much fluoride from their tap water?

Safe. The research and experience for many years, have shown that fluoridation at optimal levels does not harm people or the environment. Good luck! Read more...