The use of fluoride in dentistry has the endorsement of the American Dental Association, which says on its website that fluoride can make teeth stronger and prevent cavities. But fluoride is also a known neurotoxin, and is therefore never used at Green Dentistry in San Francisco.
When kids are exposed to high doses of fluoride in childhood, the result can be fluorosis, which is a discoloration of the teeth. It doesn’t affect the health of the teeth, but is unsightly.
Fluoride also has other health risks:
- Thyroid problems
- Neurological problems
- Cardiovascular problems
As more and more people have concerns about the safety of fluoride, they naturally begin to wonder if there are alternatives. The answer is yes! Things that help to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay include:
- Neem, a natural herb
- Coconut oil
- Ozonated Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
To find out more, ask us at your next appointment with Green Dentistry in San Francisco. We are holistic dentistry experts committed to the overall health of our patients. People in Sebastapol, Menlo Park, and the Peninsula trust our general dentistry and other services. Schedule an appointment with us today!