Issue And exposed daily to most Canadians fluorides. Almost all foods contain trace amounts in addition to drinking water to prevent tooth decay. Context Fluoride is naturally present in water and soil (fresh and salt) and various foods. Fluorides are released into the environment as a result of weathering and volcanic activity. They also come from fumes from industries aluminum phosphate, fertilizers and chemicals. Benefits of fluoride More than 90 health professionals and national and international, including the Ministry of Health Canada and the Canadian public Health Association, and the Canadian Association of Dental, Canadian Medical Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Secretariat and the World Health Organization Health supports the use of fluoride to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride protects tooth enamel against acids that cause tooth decay. The many studies have shown that fluoridation of drinking water significantly reduces the incidence of tooth decay in children. Fluoride is used in communities across Canada, which includes most of the Canadian provinces and territories. About 45 percent. And fluoride 100 of Canada's population. Considerations for children Must brushing twice a day using a toothpaste containing fluoride. Because children tend to swallow toothpaste when brushing their teeth, we have developed the following recommendations in order to achieve a balance between the risk of dental fluorosis and the benefits of fluoride for dental health. Should children under three years of age to clean the teeth and gums by an adult. Parents should consult a health care professional to determine if a child under 36 months, the risk of tooth decay. If this is the case, you should ignore the child's teeth by an adult using a minimum of fluoridated toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice). Decides to use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste is an appropriate balance between risk of fluorosis and the benefits of fluoride. If a child is not in danger, it should be by an adult brushing with a brush and water. Should children 3 to 6 years to clean their teeth with the help of adults and use only a small amount (about the size of a pea) of fluoride toothpaste.