The address determines if your child gets cavities in the teeth

  • 11. may 2010 (News)  

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    Most parents think that their residence may have an impact on whether their children will get tooth decay or not. A new Danish study shows that there is a strong correlation between the children's and young people's place of residence and the risk of caries (holes in teeth), writes Tandlægebladet.

    Fluorkoncentrationen in the tap water that comes out of the taps in the home, can have a crucial impact on their children's cariesrisiko. Children who live in Siberia, are twice as likely to get tooth decay as children living in the southeastern part of Zealand and on Lolland-Falster, Møn and Bornholm, where fluorkoncentrationen is the highest.

    There is a big difference in fluorkoncentrationen in the drinking water, depending on where you are in the country. If one lives as a child or young person in an area where there is a high concentration of fluoride in the drinking water, it may mean that the risk of getting cavities in the teeth can be half as great as in an area where fluorindholdet is low – for example in west Jutland, where the risk of getting holes in your teeth is up to twice as large as the areas where fluorkoncentrationen is a maximum. The more fluoride in the water, the fewer holes.
    The survey is conducted among 48.351 children 5-years of age and 43.848 15-year-olds in the entire country.

    Here you can see what fluorindholdet in the drinking water is in your area. Click on the image to see the bigger picture.

    Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 6 2010 or on the

    Translated by Yandex.Translate and Global Translator


    2 comments on the article “the Address determines whether your child will get tooth decay”
    1. It can also be due to other minerals. In Vestjyllannd, the water is very soft and contains significantly less calcium, magnesium and other minerals that may be of importance for tandsundheden. Naturally occurring fluorine is in the form of calcium fluoride, which is quite stable, and therefore not so harmful. Fluoride in toothpaste is usually in the form of sodium fluoride, a toxic waste from the bl.a. the metalworking industry. Sodium fluoride is harmful for the brain and for the bones. The nazis used it in concentration camps to make prisoners more pliable. Several experts also believe that it is harmful for the teeth, bl.a. Henrik Lichtenberg:

    2. Jane says:

      What nonsense! Fluoride is very toxic, and are never proven able to prevent anything, other than your health of course. On the contrary, get people the bad teeth of all the fluorine. After I stopped using fluorinated toothpastes I have never had a sore tooth necks ago.

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