Is fluoridating water really a good method of preventing teeth decay?
- kathy_is_a_nurseLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
It is becoming increasingly questionable. But if you want to flush your teeth with fluoride, there are products that allow you to do that without actually drinking it day in.. and day out.
- it is iLv 57 months ago
Adding calcium/vitamin C powder would be better.
- Jim2Lv 77 months ago
Moving your question to dental. If you prefer it in politics I won't move it back, but I thought you'd get better answers in dental. Sometimes Yahoo itself puts questions in the wrong category. Anyway, my answer is, yes, that's what I hear.
- LiliLv 77 months ago
Tooth decay in the United States decreased hugely after fluoridation efforts began. The average number of decayed teeth among 12-year-olds fell 68% between 1966 and 1994.
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- 7 months ago
All science says yes.
- ZirpLv 77 months ago
NO. the place where the fluoride does something good is on the surface of your teeth. It does no good in your intestines, and does bad things in your bloodstream.
This is the consensus in europe, and the reason no european country adds fluoride to tap water
- SergioLv 67 months ago
It helps but I prefer it in toothpaste
- MarkLv 77 months ago
Supposedly, but too much will turn your teeth permanently blue.