Fluoride began being added into Australian drinking sources between the 1960s-70s and is now in 70% of the populations water. Fluoride has been added to toothpastes, mouthwashes and other dental products as well as drinking water.
The benefits of fluoridated water is the reduction of tooth decay. Fluoride assists with remineralisation of the tooth’s surface, providing necessary minerals to keep teeth strong and healthy.
Fluoride already occurs naturally in some water sources, although needs to be at a certain concentration in order for it to be beneficial for the teeth, this is why in most states in Australia extra fluoride is added.
Fluoride in drinking water stops around a quarter of new incidences of decay, and without it many more people would be suffering from dental caries and other associated problems often resulting in expensive treatments.
Fluoride is safe, effective and beneficial for all ages!