Oral Health 01/11/2017

Should We be Concerned About Our Fluoride Intake?

Many of us enjoy strong teeth and few cavities due to the presence of fluoride in our drinking water. While this chemical is recommended by every dentist, too much of a good thing has the potential to cause some problems. Some recent findings highlighted that:

- Too much fluoride can cause a painful skeletal disorder known as fluorosis.

- Prenatal exposure to excessively high levels of fluoride could potentially harm the mental development of a child.

- Excess fluoride can discolour our teeth.

"Fluoride is commonly added to drinking water in the United States in order to improve dental health."

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8 Benfleet Road, Benfleet. SS7 1QB

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Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00*
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