June 2018: The aftermath of removing fluoride from our drinking water.

As a dentist I have to tell people bad news every day. Unfortunately I have to tell parents bad news a lot these days about their children’s teeth. When a parent is told that their child has a cavity society tells them that it is there fault. That is often not the case. 

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that was originally discovered in a mountainous community where people virtually had no dental cavities. It is incorporated into tooth structure creating a structure more resilient to decay.

Check out this article on how much of an impact there has been on the teeth of Calgary’s children since water fluoridation was stopped in 2011.

http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-calgary-childrens-teeth-are-paying-the-price-for-the-cancellation-of-fluoridation )

 

 

Lauren Vredenburg