Should communities add fluoride to public water supplies?
I am a big believer in fluoride. It can be used safely in water systems with no harmful side effects, but is helpful to improving dental hygiene for a large number of people. I do not see anything but good coming from its being added to the water supply.
I believe that adding fluoride to public water supplies is the right thing to do. I lived for several years in a city that did not add fluoride to public water. If you go to the dentist there and still have all of your natural teeth with enamel in tact the dentist will say "you didn't grow up here did you?" She can tell by the health of your teeth that you grew up drinking fluoride added water, which is the best endorsement I can think of!
I think fluoride should be added to the water of places that have a low fluoride count. fluoride is actual important to our teeth and is essential. If fluoride is added to the water it could eliminate some of the dental problems of a community. Cities should be informed of their options. The community should be able to vote on whether this would benefit them
When I was growing up as a child, I thought the practice of adding fluoride was standard practice to local water supplies. I personally do not see any reason why it shouldn't be a standard practice. Of all the studies that have been done, I have not personally seen any where it states that there is any harm being done by adding fluoride to water supplies.
Communities should add fluoride to the public water supply because it's beneficial. Fluoride helps encourage healthy teeth. Fluoride can be added to your water on your own, but most people wouldn't know enough to do so and the long-term damages to teeth would be devastating, cavities and decay, e.g.. Bottle-fed babies would be especially harmed because they can't get fluoride from other sources. There have been no proven bad side effects to fluoride either.
It is an interesting thought to try and determine what the nation's dental health would be if communities did not add fluoride to their public water supply. I believe it is a well-meaning and vastly successful effort to fight tooth decay and improve the dental health of this country.
By adding fluoride to public drinking water, communities increase the oral health of residents and create an overall more healthy community. Community members save money on the dentist bills the would have incurred, because the fluoride prevents bacteria from causing oral health problems such as cavities or gum disease. Furthermore, the only ones who do not benefit from fluoride in drinking water are dentists.
I am all in favor of adding fluoride to public water supplies. Both of my children, who are now in their 40?s, grew up where we had fluoride in the water. Each of them had only one cavity and they still have very good, strong teeth. I have seen no ill effects on either one of them. I, on the other hand, grew up when there was no fluoride in the water and I had huge cavities in all of my molars and had eleven crowns by the time I was about 50 years old.
Brush our teeth are teeth get clean. Fluoride water will make your teeth cleaner. Flossing will make your teeth cleaner. When fluoride was in water everyone's teeth was clean. There were no dental checks or anything like that. Fluoride water is better than normal water. Fluoride cleans while water doesn't . We should always have fluoride in water.
Many of us prefer bottled water. It contains just the essentials that we need, depending on what we purchase. Community water is constantly monitored, so it would be more beneficial to drink that water than water out of the bottle, which just meets the minimum standards. Adding fluoride will help prevent cavities, which is just one benefit.
After the introduction of fluoride to drinking water, the incidence of cavities in children dropped dramatically. The rate of total toothlessness also dropped significantly over the intervening years. The health impact of healthier teeth is the ability to eat more fruits and vegetables, fewer lost days due to tooth aches and caries, the near elimination of dental abscesses (which can be fatal), and families able to spend medical money on preventative health-care instead of dental repairs. The supposed cancer risk from fluoride in the water has not been clinically or statistically proven. In the past 20 years, cancer rates are up only due to an aging and more obese population. Factoring those two factors out, we have a lower cancer rate than 50 years ago. Even with those two factors, the cancer death rate is declining. While lack of fluoride did not specifically save lives, it has dramatically improved its quality. And the fluoride is not killing us.
I think that fluoride should be added to drinking water, because in most instances, the fluoride in the water is the largest source of fluoride that people get, and it is really good for your overall dental health. It is especially important for people who are disadvantaged, and who may not be able to go to the dentist to receive normal treatments.
Fluoride helps build stronger teeth and will make your immune system stronger. It is natural in water, and helps prevent tooth decay. It can also help already damaged teeth and re-mineralize them. Fluoride can reduce tooth decay by 20%-40%. Nearly 60% of homes in the USA already receive water contained with fluoride.
Communities should add fluoride to public water supplies for health reasons. Having some amount of fluoride in the water can help prevent cavities and dental problems. While it isn't a substitute for brushing, it does provide some amount of aid in the defense of oral hygiene issues. It certainly isn't a major agenda item, but it is something helpful for the public's health.
I believe that communities should add fluoride to public water supplies. This would be an added benefit to regular check-ups at the dentist.
The health of teeth and gums starts at birth. As we get older, just as much care needs to be taken, to assure a healthy smile forever. Fluoride, in addition to brushing and flossing daily, is another way to protect from decay. This would be one way to get healthy teeth, without even trying!
Adding fluoride to the water improves the dental hygiene of a community. This means that even those who cannot afford to visit a dentist can still benefit from added protection that fluoride offers. While they will still probably get cavities, they will be less susceptible to them, which improves their quality of life, despite their poverty.
I believe that adding fluoride to public water supplies would be a great idea, as long as it was monitored as to what the levels were within the water. Fluoride helps to clean and protect teeth, which is a plus to have it in our water. It will also cleanse our drinking water which would be a plus as well, and would prevent any diseases or problems being spread within the water systems. Now, unfortunately it would not benefit myself because we have our own well water, but it is a great idea in theory!
The government should be doing more to promote better health of its citizens. Adding fluoride to the water supply will promote healthy teeth and is a fairly cost effective measure. Many dentists prescribe fluoride to their patients to help keep their teeth strong. If there is fluoride in the water, even the poorest citizens will benefit by simply drinking water.
There has been a long-standing argument over whether or not fluoride effectively decreases cavities. Since this is the main reason it is added to our water supply then it doesn't make sense to continue using it until it is prove that fluoride actually does what it's supposed to. There are a number of scientists who suspect, but can not conclusively prove as yet, that fluoride has some detrimental side effects.
Putting fluoride in our water would be pointless if people just brushed their teeth; it would not matter. If you had bad teeth they would be clean and it would be stupid to put it in if people already brushed their teeth. I am so against fluoride. It is wrong.
Different people drink very different amounts of water. For example, an athlete would most likely drink much more water, on a daily basis, than the average person because they are more active and so get very thirsty. They would therefore get much more fluoride a day than someone who maybe works in an office and is not very active.
Adding of fluoride increases cost of production and large quantities of fluoride can cause health problems.
. Recent evidence suggests it is not as effective in preventing tooth decay as was originally thought. In fact, it is believed fluoride treatment has the capacity to cause dental disease.There is also some evidence that fluoride may increase the risk of other health issues, including weakened bones and thyroid conditions.
Fluoride does help prevent some tooth decay, but it is available in almost every toothpaste on the market. It is also in many bottled waters and other products. Too much fluoride can stain the teeth and cause other health defects. I think it should be left out of the public water supply so that parents can choose to give their children and themselves fluoride on their own.
Water does not only "belong" to humans. It is critical to very nearly all life forms on this planet. Fluoride is a reactive chemical that is poisonous in large doses to humans and therefore can safely be assumed to be dangerous to other life forms like fish or water plants. Also, it is possible that a human could be allergic to fluoride and be hurt by fluoridated water.
Fluoride was added to water at a time when most Americans were unaware of both its effects and its benefits. Now that most Americans are aware, there is now fluoride in bottled water and toothpaste. Given the fact that we can obtain fluoride via other sources, Americans should be given the choice of whether or not to supplement water with fluoride.
Communities should not add fluoride to water supplies because the only benefit is to aid dental health, while negative aspects are much greater. Fluoride has been shown to cause cancers in many forms, and it's excessive use is harmful. Fluoride also destroys the intestinal flora in humans, and kills necessary probiotics in the human body that allow for a strong immune system to ward off disease and illness.
Fluoridated water fulfills a great need in areas in which children and adults do not brush their teeth with fluoridated toothpaste. For the vast majority of Americans, however, fluoridated toothpaste use meets and exceeds this need for fluoride. Even among the poor, brushing of teeth occurs at high levels, so fluoridated water proves totally useless.
It is shown to cause dental fluorisis, the discoloration of teeth, which can cause self-esteem issues for many kids and adults. It is shown in statistics and studies that this may happen. Also, adding fluoride to water should be a choice we people have to make, as adding something to water is like adding a drug or a medication, and therefore, our consent should be taken. Also, this causes water to be an uncontrolled drug.
Say no to flouride..it affects your pineal gland and slows your thinking and consciousness process. It also decays your teeth and having white spots on your teeth means you had too much exposure to flouride.. Love and blessing to you all. muahzzzzzzz Love always Arelis. <3
Poison control centers are trained about the dangers of in taking fluoride. Some internet conspiracy theorist believe that its put in the water for mind control. The government says its in the water to help your teeth. I can't dispute either, but I will say that as a human, I want to control what is put into my body and I can put plenty of fluoride in my body just by brushing my teeth. If I want to put something into my body, I should be able to do it voluntarily. Anything that is put into your body should not be mandatory.