Pacific NW Dentistry | Dentist in Auburn, 110 D St SE, Auburn, WA 98002; phone: (253) 880-1828
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When patients tell me that they do not want fluoride, I respect their decision and often asked them why.  Recently, a patient told me that fluoride is toxic and is used in rat poison.  Yes, fluoride is indeed used in some rat poison, but to blankly claim it as toxic is wrong.  At a high enough level of quantity and concentration, any substances can be toxic, such as water.  There is such a thing as water toxicity.  The amount and concentration of fluoride in water and toothpaste is extremely low and is not toxic.  In my opinion, fluoride is an important weapon in combating tooth decay, especially fluorinated water.  The best study was done in Grand Rapid, Michigan.  Here’s the link to that study (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/Fluoride/TheStoryofFluoridation.htm).  I know that I cannot change all of my patients’ feeling about fluoride, but that is not my goal.  My goal is to just inform them, have them make their own decision, and respect their decision.  

For those wondering if their water is fluoridated, click here.

 

 

 

Pacific NW Dentistry

110 D St SE
Auburn, WA 98002 USA

Phone: 253-880-1828

Fax: 425-390-4263

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am-2pm (by appointment only)


                    

Office Hours

Monday:
10:00AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday:
10:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday:
10:00AM - 7:00PM
Thursday:
10:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
8:00AM - 2:00PM
By Appointment Only
Sunday:
Closed