Sources of FluorideIf you are someone who looks to protect the health of your teeth there are many surprising sources of fluoride that can help achieve the daily recommended allowances.   If you are someone that hates fluoride and wants to avoid it then these sources may also be of interest.   The daily recommended ingested allowance of fluoride is 3 mg for female adults 19 years or older and 4 mg for male adults 19 years or older with maximum allowances of 10 mg in both genders.   The amount of fluoride varies along with the amount of the substance in which it is found.   You are probably saying to yourself, “keep this short and simple, just give me examples of the sources”…… and here they are:  

Oral Hygiene Product Sources for Fluoride

  • A strip of toothpaste with .24% sodium fluoride covering the length of the brush:  .75-1.5 mg of fluoride
  • 10 ml of Mouthrinse with .05% sodium fluoride: 2 mg of fluoride

 Water Sources for Fluoride

  • Water NYC, 1 liter: .7 mg fluoride
  • Dasoni, 1 liter: .07 mg fluoride
  • Poland Springs, 1 liter: .10 mg fluoride
  • Aquafina, 1 liter: .05 mg fluoride

 Food Sources for Fluoride

A few foods contain significant amounts of fluoride. Since it is found in seawater, ocean fish contain fluoride. It is also concentrated in tea leaves. The approximate fluoride content for some common foods:
  • Tea, 3.5 ounces: 0.1-0.6 mg fluoride
  • Canned sardines with bones, 3.5 oz: 0.2-0.4 mg fluoride
  • Fish without bones, 3.5 oz: 0.01-0.17 mg fluoride
  • Chicken, 3.5 oz : 0.06-0.10 mg fluoride
  • Raisins, 1.5 oz: .101 mg fluoride
  • Baked Potatoe, .3 lb: .078 mg fluoride
  • Lamb, 6 oz: .054 mg fluoride
  • Table wine, 26.4 fl oz: 1.150 mg fluoride

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *