Category Archives: Fluoride

The Fluoride Content of Different Teas

Fluoride is almost ubiquitous in food. Because water contains trace amounts of fluoride naturally, and because fluoride is also added to drinking water, the mineral is present in nearly all foods. All drinks made with water are also likely to … Continue reading

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How Does Fluoride Work and Does It Matter?

Fluoride is often added to toothpaste. Fluoride is also often added to drinking water. Fluoride may improve tooth health because it can decrease the demineralisation rate of tooth enamel. However, the mechanism for this has been misunderstood and in this … Continue reading

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Fluoride in Toothpaste

Studies show that adding fluoride to toothpaste can reduce the demineralisation of enamel seen with consumption of varying levels of carbohydrate. We are told this is because fluoride is required for the correct mineralisation of tooth enamel, and that the … Continue reading

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Fluoride in Toothpaste

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How Does Fluroide Protect Teeth and Is It Important?

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Fluoride and Anxiety

The addition of fluoride containing salts to drinking water supplies is controversial. The purpose of such additions, we are told, it to reduce the prevalence of dental caries. However, even if this is true, and evidence is equivocal on this … Continue reading

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Effects of Calcium on Fluoride Absorption

Fluoride is ubiquitous in the foods and drinks that humans consume. Fluoride can also be present in the air as pollution in the form of hydrogen fluoride. Exposure to increasing amounts of food and airborne fluoride is a concern because … Continue reading

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Fluoride: Teeth, Tea and Toothpaste

Fluoride is a trace mineral in human nutrition. There is some evidence that fluoride may be essential, although this point of view is controversial. For example. Fluoride is said to be required for the hardening of tooth enamel and the … Continue reading

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Acid Base Balance and Fluoride

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Fluoride in Tea

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