Everyone dreams of having a Hollywood smile, but environmental issues have a detrimental effect on people’s health. Teeth also suffer, the treatment of which is extremely expensive. Fluoride Day reminds you of the importance of taking care of them and talks about the harmful and positive properties of fluoride, which is often used to combat tooth decay.
Early in the last century, a young medical student visited Colorado Springs. In one of the city dentistry, he was to practice. With great surprise, Frederick noticed that almost all local residents have serious dental diseases. He looked through all the textbooks to find the cause of the strange anomaly, but could not draw a definitive conclusion. Patients suspected that it was all about the frequent use of low-quality meat and milk. But McKay kept looking for another explanation.
For help, the student turned to his mentor – Dr. Black. Together they made the greatest discovery. Young children were at greater risk of tooth decay, and already affected people were more resistant. The water they drank had extremely high levels of fluoride. At a low level, it can be used to fight tooth decay, but it is important to keep the exact proportions.
- Fluorine is considered the thirteenth most abundant element found in the environment.
- Fluoride is also found in some foods. These include wine, lamb and raisins.
- Fluorine in large quantities has a detrimental effect on the body. Almost none of the people know about it, although they face it daily. Lack of knowledge can lead to a real disaster.
How to celebrate
Knowledge is never superfluous, so today it is better to devote time to studying the history of the discovery of fluorine and its significance in medicine. Don’t forget to share interesting finds on social networks. As many people as possible should learn about them in order to increase their level of security and allow them to help develop knowledge in various fields.
When is Fluoride Day celebrated in 2024?
Fluoride Day is observed on January 25 each year.