U.S. Lowers Fluoride Levels In Drinking Water

  • Posted on: Jun 23 2015

There are mixed views on the importance of fluoride, but most dentists agree that fluoride can help build stronger and healthier teeth.  The downside of fluoride is that it can stain teeth and leave them looking brown and unclean. An effort to prevent teeth staining has led the U.S. to lower the recommended fluoride levels in drinking water

Fluoride is commonly found in drinking water and for some people, it is the only way they get it. The Department Of Health and Human Services recommends that the right level to protect teeth from decay but avoid stain is 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. The previous levels were 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter, which were set in 1962.

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