There has recently been a lot of talk about fluoride in Sonoma County, and we have noticed that many people have some unanswered questions.
What is fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound that comes from the element fluorine. In fact, fluoride compounds are found in rocks and soil and as water passes over rock formations, fluoride ions are released into the water. This means that a varying amount of fluoride is naturally found in all water sources.
How does fluoride prevent tooth decay? Fluoride prevents tooth decay either systemically or topically. During tooth development, if you ingest fluoride either from a water source or a prescription, it will become incorporated in ...