Gorelik Dentistry is committed to providing you with the safest and most effective treatments available. For this reason, we are a fluoride-free dental practice. While evidence suggests fluoride can reduce the risk of tooth decay, the amount consumed over a lifetime can exceed the body’s tolerance levels, leading to several adverse health effects. We invite you to speak with our dentist, Dr. Julia Gorelik, if you have any questions about fluoride in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Fluoride is found in many substances, including fluoridated tap water, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and floss sticks. Many dentists even provide fluoride treatments for patients who reside in fluoride-scarce areas. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) has studied the nature and effects of fluoride for over 18 years, and has found no discernible health benefits from adding fluoride to water supplies. Furthermore, the IAOMT has noted that patients of all ages, children in particular, ingest more fluoride through toothpaste and other topical applications than is necessary as a daily dosage. Excessive amounts of fluoride ingestion have been linked to many health concerns, including:
- Dental fluorosis
- Thyroid deficiency
- Weight gain
- Increased blood lead levels in children
- Decreased glucose tolerance
- Lowered intellectual abilities
By choosing to provide fluoride-free dentistry, Dr. Julia Gorelik and our team have made a commitment to caring for your teeth and reducing the risk of tooth decay without exposing your body to unnecessary amounts of fluoride. For more information about our fluoride-free dental practice, please call or visit our office today.