Is Fluoride Really Important?

According to the data from the FDI World Dental Federation, tooth decay affects almost all adults and about 60-90% of children in the world. While in the US, more than 16.9% of children, and 31.6% of adults are living with untreated dental caries. Tooth decay doesn’t just cause you many sleepless nights because of toothache, but it can also result in more serious health conditions such as oral cancer. 

In response to these startling figures, the World Health Organization, as well as the US government, have made it their duty to make fluoride a factor in our daily lives. With this, fluoride is added in the toothpaste, in the tap water, and in the dental treatments. But what really is fluoride? And how will it benefit you?