By Dr. Jennifer Olson D.D.S
Here in Sturgeon Bay we use hydrofluosilicic acid which is used in about 90% of fluoridated cities. That chemical comes to us from the Mosaic Phosphate Fertilizer Company in Florida and has been classified as a hazardous waste product by the EPA
So you can see why it’s a heated topic.
I choose in my practice to use other avenues of prevention. We discuss a lot about nutrition since decay is largely a systemic problem. You need to keep your calcium and your phosphate ratio in balance, your thyroid and endocrine system healthy and inflammation down to a minimum.
Oral health is the window into your systemic health. We use products that contain the same minerals as the teeth to remineralize them and recommend Xylitol which is a natural sweetener that has been used for decades to help reduce plaque and prevent cavities.
It's easy for kids to use the Xylitol because they love chewing gum and eating candy which has the Zylitol in it.
In the end water is an extremely important resource; it’s a local issue, which should involve the community as a whole to benefit all those affected by it.