Although we find detractors and supporters of using toothpaste or toothpaste with fluoride or without fluoride.
Fluoride detractors argue that excess fluoride can cause: dental fluorosis or skeletal or bone fluorosis.
What diseases Does the consumption of fluoride toothpaste bring?
Dental Fluorosis, which is a disease that produces scratches white spots on the teeth and can produce dark spots in very serious cases.
This disease is more likely to appear at an early age, the risk is more likely until age 6. There are areas in the world, such as China or India where the risk of dental fluorosis is greatest.
This is because fluorides are more naturally present in large minerals and in water.
Skeletal or bone Fluorosis, which is an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, causing changes in the structure of the bones extremely brittle or fragile.
However, not only do we find fluoride in toothpaste, these diseases can be generated by their consumption through other ways, such as fluoride water consumption.
What other fluoride pathways are there?
When using fluoride or fluoride-free toothpaste, we find fluoride supporters who value the quality of this mineral to fight tooth decay.
Some studies argue that low fluoride concentrations have a beneficial effect on enamel and demineralisation and demineralisation of dentin.
After fluoride treatments, such as rinses or toothpastes, salivary fluoride concentrations decrease.
The decrease is exponential, in a biphasic way at very low concentrations in a few hours.
For treatments to be effective for longer periods than brushing, fluoride needs to be released slowly.
Calcium fluoride (or similar) deposits act in such a way. Due to a surface coating of phosphate and/or protein.
Due to phosphate groups on the surface of calcium fluoride cells, fluoride is released at a decreasing pH when phosphate groups are deposited in the dental plaque.
What about fluoride in children?
This is why we recommend a fluoride-free toothpaste for children, as they are in a period of dental formation.
If a toothpaste is used for children, the use of fluorine or fluorine-free toothpaste is a matter of caution.
Therefore, in children the use should be supervised by an adult, with the aim of avoiding the ingestion of toothpaste by children.
Therefore, it is better for the younger ones to use a toothpaste without fluoride, as a precaution in the ingestion of toothpaste.