A hot topic in the dental world is fluoridated water. Many people wonder whether fluoridated water is beneficial, and some people have different stances on this issue.
Here, we’ll address some of the points on why Dr. Milan fully supports fluoride in water.
The pros of fluoridated water are clear
Fluoride is a chemical that strengthens teeth and helps to prevent cavities and tooth decay — a common disease in children. Most toothpastes today contain fluoride because of its benefits. Additionally, most community drinking water contains fluoride.
Studies have repeatedly shown that fluoride in water is not only safe, but beneficial. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that fluoridated water is one of the greatest achievements in public health this century.
What’s more, people in the U.S. have received the benefits of drinking fluoridated water for over 70 years. The cavity prevention offered by fluoride not only contributes to the health of individuals, but also to the economy — saving money for both people and the healthcare system.
Community water is a cost-effective means of delivering fluoride to folks of all ages and socioeconomic statuses. Further, community water fluoridation is advised by the ADA, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization, among others because of its safety and effectiveness.
Additionally, fluoride is a natural component found in the ocean and ground water. And though community water systems contain some amount of fluoride, Dr. Milan (along with many other dentists and health experts) supports the adjustment to the recommended amount of fluoride that has been shown to prevent cavities. Think of it this way: Many foods and beverages are fortified with vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the body, such as milk and orange juice. It’s quite the same scenario when it comes to water fluoridation.
An experienced, highly-regarded cosmetic dentist
Dr. Mitchell Milan of Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most highly-respected dentists in Birmingham, metro Detroit and in Michigan. His patients travel far and wide to receive his dental services, as his vast experience spans 20 years and he has achieved an elite education and training that not all dentists have.
Specializing in cosmetic dentistry in metro Detroit, Dr. Milan is also known for his aesthetic touch when it comes to restoring smiles to their most beautiful and healthy state. He has transformed thousands of smiles from lackluster to brilliant, even the most challenging of cases that require total mouth restoration.
In addition to cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Milan offers preventative, advanced and restorative dentistry and takes pride in providing life-changing services to his patients.
If you want to put your dental health into the most capable of hands, contact Dr. Milan’s office today to learn more. He is eager to serve you.