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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
57 years experience Dentistry
Fluoride: Fluoride, for dental uses, is a chemical element that, when properly applied to tooth enamel, makes that enamel more resistant to being disolved by th ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Fluoride: Fluoride is used to make the teeth harder and more resistant to decay. It becomes incorporated into the enamel structure, replacing a hydroxyl group ... Read More
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
41 years experience Dentistry
Fights decay: Fluoride is s natural mineral found in many foods and water. Tooth enamel looses minerals by the action of acids on the tooth( demineralization ) resu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Fluoride: In dentistry, fluoride is used to strengthen the outer surface of the tooth- the enamel, and in some cases to reduce sensitivity.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Fluoride is mineral: that is proven to protect against tooth decay.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Luride (fluoride): This is fluoride.
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
A fluoride suppl.: Luride (fluoride) is a specific brand of dietary Fluoride supplement that is often prescribe for children who live in Fluoride deficient areas to help ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Luride (fluoride) = Fluoride: Fluoride is used as a water additive to prevent tooth decay
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If there is Fluoride in your city water your child likely doesn't need additional supplementation. However if there isn't any your child should take ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Great: I was young when floride was put in the water. I drank lots of water since my grandfather told me to, pulling out his complete dentures to demonstrat ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
In drinking water...: The World Health Organization considers 1.5 mg/l of fluoride or lower safe In drinking water. Above 1.5 mg/l dental fluorosis may occur to an objectio ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
That Depends on Age: Fluoride as it comes in toothpaste and anti-cavity otc mouthrinses (act or fluorigard) are safe. For young kids below age 5, one has to be careful of ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Prevention of cavities.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Levi Palmer
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Depends: This is a typical Rx for a child age 0-3 years. Pediatricians are recommending 400-600 iu's of Vit D too.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
16 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Safe levels are ok: Epa has also set a secondary standard (smcl) for Fluoride at 2.0 mg/l or 2.0 ppm. Most dentists recommend the use of Fluoride to help keep your teeth ... Read More
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