Fluoride Free Dental Alternatives
What Fluoride Is And Its Role In Dental Health
At Roots on Whyte Dental, we recognize that although the use of fluoride brings local benefits in strengthening teeth and fighting off tooth decay, it may at the same time entail some negative overall health effects. Often, when fluoride is used to bring benefits in oral health, it is also absorbed systemically into the rest of the body. When bodily absorption of fluoride occurs at high levels, some may experience health complications among which are dental fluorosis, thyroid deficiency, increased incidence of bone fractures, depression and behavioral problems etc. The level of fluoride contained in dental products and materials is regarded to be safe for the general population. However, dental products are not the sole source of fluoride and one can intake additional fluoride from other sources such as fluoridated Edmonton’s city water supply, foods and beverages made using the same water supply, some medications, black tea and more. At the same time, we understand that certain individuals may be more prone to the effects of fluoride. Because of these concerns, our office offers fluoride-free alternatives to all our patients.
For your peace of mind and overall health, we carry and use alternative products and materials that have similar dental benefits that fluoride has to offer, but they are fluoride-free.
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Do you offer fluoride-free alternatives?
Yes, our practice carries alternative products and materials with similar benefits. Ask your dentist today about your options!
Don’t dental products and materials contain fluoride?
The level of fluoride found in dental products is considered safe for the general population. However, individuals can be exposed to fluoride through other sources: food, beverages, some medications, and Edmonton’s city water supply.
What is fluoride?
While fluoride brings local benefits in strengthening teeth and combating tooth decay, repeated exposure to high levels can have negative impacts. As fluoride is repeatedly absorbed into the body, it can lead to health complications such as dental fluorosis, thyroid deficiency, depression, and even increased incidence of bone fractures.
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Thank you for the great first impression! As someone who has worked in the service industry for more than 30 years I can tell you are doing a great job! I was greeted by 2 lovely assistants at the front desk one of which actually remembered my email address when I mentioned who I was – that’s a clear sign of paying attention to details and connecting to the clients who are coming in. The rest of my visit was as welcoming and also incredibly informative. I learned more about my teeth and loved the digital imaging that really showed me what Dr. Ruby was explaining. I’ve already recommended the office to my 2 daughters and their families and I will continue to spread the word. Thank you again for the great experience I look forward to my next visit!22/09/2016
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