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In a perfect sugar-free world, there would be no need to add fluoride to water, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc. We do not live in a perfect world. Decay is the number one chronic disease of children and results in more time away from school than any other illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 
"Although dental caries are largely preventable, they remain the most common chronic disease of children aged 6 to 11 years and adolescents aged 12 to 19 years. Tooth decay is four times more common than asthma among adolescents aged 14 to 17 years. Dental caries also affects adults, with 9 out of 10 over the age of 20 having some degree of tooth-root decay."
Fluoride is a 100% all natural element that is relatively very abundant on earth. Learn everything you need to know about fluoride on "The Community Water Fluoridation information thread" on the Dentaltown Message Boards under the forum Health Topics - Water Fluoridation http://www.dentaltown.com/MessageBoard/thread.aspx?s=2&f=155&t=190631&v=1. Fluoride is added to toothpastes and dental rinses to help protect your teeth from cavities. The calcium and phosphate compound which makes up tooth enamel is a modified form of hydroxyapatite, which is susceptible to attack by acids. Bacteria that thrive on the sugars found in the mouth multiply on dental surfaces and produce acids. Brushing your teeth dislodges these bacteria and rinses them away, but doesn't do anything to address the ongoing damage to enamel from acid exposure. Fortunately saliva neutralizes these acids and teeth use compounds found in saliva to remineralize the enamel. So, as long as the rate of demineralization and the rate of remineralization remain in balance, teeth remain strong and healthy. When more minerals are lost from teeth than are replaced, dental caries or cavities form. Fluoride helps by interacting with hydroxyapatite to form a stronger compound that is less-susceptible to acid attack. Also, fluoride remineralizes damaged enamel. Fluoride also inhibits the growth of bacteria on teeth and limits their capacity for producing acid. Even though you spit out toothpaste and probably rinse your mouth, enough fluoride remains on your teeth and in your saliva to confer protection for a while after brushing your teeth or using a fluoridated rinse.

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Brush before bed just like your momma told you! 

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