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Side effects of too much fluoride

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
In a word,: No. The potential side effects of Fluoride and lithium are very different. The only similarity is that both must be ingested to cause side effects.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
No: Moderatle amounts of excess systemic Fluoride ingested by young children while their permanent teeth are forming (birth to age 6) can cause flourosis.... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Fluoride: Fluoride is usually found naturally in low concentration in drinking water and foods. The concentration in seawater averages 1.3 parts per million (pp... Read More
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
No: Normal doses of Fluoride will have no side effects at all. Fluoride can be toxic only in very large doses such as if a small child were to consume a t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 41 years experience
Less cavities: Lower chance of tooth decay.
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
None: There are no proven side effects of using Fluoride at normal doses. Fluoride is an all natural mineral which occurs in the earth and ground water all ... Read More
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
TOXICITY: Fluoride has been used in dentistry since 1940's. The most common side effect is fluorosis; the teeth get stained chalky white to dark brown. While m... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
Dentistry 21 years experience
No: Fluoride in the dosage one would normally receive through toothpaste, tap water and other environmental sources has few potential side effects, none o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 13 years experience
A few places...: Most municipal water supplies are regulated to make sure Fluoride levels are safe. Well water, of course, is not regulated the same. There are testing... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not to worry: Most communities in the US fluoridate the water supply, If fluoridated she is wasting her money. If not, you may still have naturally normal levels of... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not reported: Fluoride is an essential element needed for healthy bone & teeth development.In areas where groundwater has high levels, a mottled staining of teeth i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 years experience
No: I have seen no study linking Fluoride to cancer. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral like calcium. Like other minerals taken in excess it is tox... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. LynAnn Mastaj
Orthodontics 37 years experience
Yes : Yes children can have too much flouride. Flourosis is caused by injesting too much flouride. When the permanent teeth erupt they can appear to have mo... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
There : There are specific mouthwashes for children that are excellent (act). Most have fluoride. This is not harmful as topical Fluoride is not an overdose... Read More

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