While scientific research continues to support the benefits of fluoride when it comes to prevention of tooth decay, opponents of water fluoridation continue to question its safety and effectiveness. However, there has been little evidence to support these concerns. Dramatic reductions in tooth decay in the past 30 years is attributed to fluoridation of the water supply, and parents and health professionals should continue to ensure that kids receive enough fluoride to prevent cavities. In this video, WatchMojo.com speaks with Dr. Stéphane Schwartz, a pediatric dentist at The Montreal Children’s Hospital
, to learn more about the fluoride debate and why fluoride is an important tool in the fight against tooth decay.