In 2019, House Bill 192 may be passed in the state legislature, which will ban the addition of fluoride to municipal water systems in New Hampshire. The bill is being sponsored by Republican Representatives Richard Marple of Hooksett and Raymond Howard of Alton. Those who support continuing to add fluoride to municipal water look to recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based on studies they did in the 1950’s and the American Dental Association® who both see water fluoridation as a safe and cost-effective method of preventing tooth decay.
Fluoride is very important to your oral health. As you eat and drink throughout the day; bacteria, sugars and acids are constantly attacking and demineralizing the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize your teeth’s enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. Fluoride can strengthen your teeth as they grow, which makes it very important for children as their teeth grow in.
If House Bill 192, the bill to restrict the addition of fluoride to municipal water, passes, then you may find yourself looking for ways to get the fluoride you or your child need to keep your smile healthy and strong. Some options include using a fluoride toothpaste or taking fluoride supplements. We can also help you get the fluoride you need at Evergreen Dental Care, our dental office in Newington, New Hampshire. If you visit us then our dentists, Dr. Richard Liu or Dr. Jill Harrison, or our team of hygienists can apply a fluoride varnish during a routine appointment. We offer fluoride treatments for $56.00. If you have any questions about the importance of fluoride or how to get the fluoride you need, please visit us or contact us at 603-436-9200 today.