As a dental professional I do believe in the benefits of fluoride. Controlling tooth decay economically makes more sense as is maintaining a healthy oral environment for total overall health. Yes, there are risks if you consume too much but the benefits outweigh the risks in controlling decay especially if used accordingly.

This is a good article on the definition of dental caries, fluoride use and it’s benefits in fighting tooth decay. This is from the Centers for Disease Control. Click here to access the article.