Flouridated Water                                                                  info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T        ...
Flouridated Water                                                                         info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T ...
Flouridated Water                                                                        info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T  ...
Flouridated Water                                                              info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T            ...
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Most of us know that drinking fluoridated water helps reduce the risk of cavities. But many questions remain. Can I get too much fluoride? Here in Arizona, most of us drink some type of filtered water. If so, does that mean I don't get enough fluoride? We hope to clarify some of the murky water surrounding this issue. The American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry have made recommendations on the fluroide ion level in drinking water based on age. In addition, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine provides age related recommendations based on age and gender. For example, for an adult female over the age of 19, adequate intake is considered to be between 3 - 10 mg per day..

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  1. 1. Flouridated Water info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191Drinking Fluoridated WaterMost of us know that drinking fluoridated water helpsreduce the risk of cavities. But many questions remain. CanI get too much fluoride? Here in Arizona, most of us drinksome type of filtered water. If so, does that mean I dontget enough fluoride? We hope to clarify some of the murkywater surrounding this issue. The American DentalAssociation, American Academy of Pediatrics and AmericanAcademy of Pediatric Dentistry have maderecommendations on the fluroide ion level in drinking waterbased on age. In addition, the Food and Nutrition Board ofthe Institute of Medicine provides age relatedrecommendations based on age and gender. For example,for an adult female over the age of 19, adequate intake is COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.considered to be between 3 - 10 mg per day.. COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry
  2. 2. Flouridated Water info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191The ADA RecommendsThe ADA recommends that the community water supply bebetween .7 - 1.2 mg per liter. The community water supply inPhoenix ranges between .38 - .73 mg per liter. So an adult femalein Phoenix could drink between 2.1 liters - 12 liters of tap waterper day to comply with standard recommendations. Obviously,that is quite a range.But what if she is drinking filtered water? Well, it depends.Research findings indicate that:Steam distillation removed 100% of the fluoride content.Water softeners do not significantly remove fluoride from water.Charcoal/carbon filters generally do not remove fluoride. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.Reverse osmosis removed 65-95% of fluoride. COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry
  3. 3. Flouridated Water info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191How Huch FluorideHow much fluoride is actually removed depends on a variety offactors, such is if the system is being maintained, waterpressure, etc. It is not practical nor advisable to test yourwater daily or measure your intake to ensure a pressieconsumption of fluoride. It is advisable to consume fluoridatedwater as well as use a fluoridated toothpaste as a means toprevent cavities. Children and adults may be offered a fluoridetreatment as part of their 6 month check-up at the dentist. Tosee if the water you drink regularly is fluoridated, you mayneed to do a little research. You can contact the local or statehealth department, the manufacturer of your home waterfiltering system, or the supplier of your favorite bottled water.Ask the range of fluoridation in the water supply they provide. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D. COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry
  4. 4. Flouridated Water info@sonoranhillsdental.com | T 480.785.9191You Drink RegularlyAgain, the ADA recommends the fluoride in watersupply be between .7 - 1.2 mg per liter. If you learnthat the water you drink regularly is not fluoridated,you could be losing the preventative effects ofoptimally fluoridated water. If your family falls intothis category, as many of us do here in Phoenix, speakwith your dentist about how to make sure you andyour family are adequately protected. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D. COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler Dentistry

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