Why is fluoride-free treatment helpful?
Every day, our teeth suffer from demineralization because of the foods and drinks we consume. Enamel, the protective coating on the outside of our teeth, requires minerals for strength. Since enamel is not comprised of living tissue, it cannot regenerate once it is damaged. Acidic, starchy, or sugary foods and beverages mix with saliva to create an acid that saps minerals from enamel. When this occurs, enamel softens and becomes vulnerable to the bacteria that cause decay. MI Paste, a fluoride-free alternative, re-mineralizes enamel, which causes the enamel to become hard. Fluoride should only be used in children with high decay rates.
Should fluoride be supplemented in all public water?
Most children will benefit from topical applications and adults generally don’t benefit unless they have severe root sensitivity. In our opinion, the public water should not be supplemented.