Today I’m heading out to the pediatric dentist for my almost-four-year old daughter’s check-up and cleaning. A few months ago when we went in, the dentist told us that our insurance didn’t cover fluoride treatments twice a year. I was a little unsure about how I felt about it, so I figured, why pay out of pocket for it? We skipped it and I vowed to do a little research before we went back.
The more I looked into fluoride, however, the more confused I got. As with many things, the research seems contradictory and some people are adamantly against it, while others sing its praises. Here’s a little bit of what I’ve learned about this naturally-occuring mineral.