Fluoride Free Options
Fluoride Free Dentistry in Greenville, SC
How is Fluoride unsafe?
When you think of fluoride you probably think about your at-home toothpaste or fluoridated water. But have you ever noticed the warning label on that tube of toothpaste? If you look closely it says “Do Not Swallow” and to contact the Poison Control Center if you accidentally ingest toothpaste. While you may think you would need to swallow a significant amount of toothpaste to require medical attention, you might be surprised to hear that what constitutes accidental ingestion is only a pea-sized mount.
Fluoride has been used as an ingredient in many oral care products for decades to protect healthy teeth from decay. However, studies performed by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology have discovered the fluoridated water and supplements offer more health risks than benefits. In fact, children often ingest more fluoride from toothpaste alone than is actually safe. This increase in fluoride consumption has been known to cause such serious issues as,
- Cognitive impairment
- Dental fluorosis (chronic metabolic bone disease)
- Joint pain
- Muscle disorders
- Tumors and cancer
Fortunately, more and more patients are discovering the harmful effects that fluoride exposure can have on their bodies and are turning to fluoride-free dentistry for their needs. Here in our dental office you can rest assured that you will get dental cleanings and treatments that are safe on your smile and your body.
We are also here to make sure that you eliminate fluoride as much as possible from your daily routine. Talk to us about water fluoridation and what you can to do to protect yourself from the harmful effects of fluoride exposure. Turn to the dental experts that have your oral health and safety in mind. Schedule an appointment with your fluoride-free dentists today.
For more information on Fluoride Free Dentistry in the Greenville, South Carolina area call Caring Family Dentistry at (864) 271-3463 today!