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Oh Fluoride, what art thou?

Fluoride is a very common component in most of today's tooth pastes. So only naturally, one might ask:

What is fluoride and how does it prevent cavities?

Fluoride is a mineral found in rock and soil. When water passes over rock formation it dissolves fluoride compounds that are present, releasing fluoride ions.

Fluoride helps keep the enamel strong and solid by preventing the loss of important minerals, that are lost when the tooth begins to decay

What are the health risks associated with fluoride?

There is no credible scientific evidence that fluorides in water or dental products contribute to or cause illness or disease. Fluoride has been successfully used in Canada and the United States of America for over 71 years. Reputable scientific studies over the past several decades consistently confirm the safety and efficiency of fluoride use.

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