Dental experts no longer recommend fluoride...
"The evidence supporting the effectiveness of dietary fluoride supplements is relatively weak... There's better evidence indicating that they contribute to dental fluorosis." Euan Swan (author of the Canadian Dental Association's new fluoride supplement guidelines. The CDA now says that no fluoride supplements should be used until a child has permanent teeth, around age 6 or 7, that only lozenge-type supplements be used, and only patients with a high risk of cavities be given this treatment.
"The notion that systemic fluorides are needed in nonfluoridated areas is an outdated one that should be abandoned altogether." Hardy Limeback, head of Dept. of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Toronto
"Regular fluoride supplement use has also been associated with elevated risk...of acquiring mild dental fluorosis, even in areas without fluoride in the drinking water...Dental Services staff won't normally advise any child patient to use fluoride supplements." Western Australia Health Dept.
"No Canadian studies provide evidence that water fluoridation is effective in reducing decay in contemporary child populations." Ministry of Health, Ontario
Source: Mothering Magazine, July/Aug 2001