Adding Fluoride To Water Can Help To Prevent Tooth Decay

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in water, how much is in the water you drink depends on what part of the UK you’re from. You might also find Fluoride in tea and fish, as well as more obvious places such as toothpaste and chewing gum. It is well documented that fluoride reduces the risk of tooth decay or dental caries, it does this by protecting the outer layers of the teeth from damage by acids.

New report suggests adding fluoride to water

Experts are suggesting we consider ‘mass fluoridation of water’ because this may well go some way to reducing dental caries! This stems from a study by Public Health England that provides compelling evidence that fluoridation of mains water may well be the best way to prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay has also been linked to heart disease and other cardiovascular issues meaning a reduction in tooth decay may well help overall health.


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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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