What the Science Says About Fluoride
If you've ever wondered why you get fluoride treatments at the dentist and if fluoride that is added to drinking water is safe, then this article will answer all your questions. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. In the early 1900s, a pair of dentists discovered that fluoride helps prevent cavities and in 1945 cities started fluoridating their drinking water (6). Since then, fluoride has been added to toothpastes and mouthwashes, in addition to drinking water. Read on as we break down the science on the pros and cons of fluoride in drinking water, toothpaste, and more.