And the last of our most frequently asked questions, is fluoride bad for you? This has been a topic of debate for many years now. The bottom line is, there’s been no conclusive evidence that the fluoride in your drinking water, toothpaste, in mouth rinse, puts you at any further risk for health problems.
There is one condition that you should be aware of, however. This condition is called dental fluorosis. And it’s characterized by discolorations in the teeth. Dental fluorosis occurs if a young child, typically younger than the age of two, ingests a large amount of fluoraded toothpaste, or consumes a large amount of fluoride in supplement form. The condition is mostly a cosmetic issue, but parents should be aware of this and take measures to keep fluoride supplements in toothpaste out of reach.