A 37-year-old member asked:
i want to know what do i tell my dentist if i don't want any fluoride related treatments ever again?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthodontics 53 years experience
It's your right: Just say it straight out. Then discuss pros ; cons w your dentist who only has your best interests at heart. You have the right to refuse any and all treatment. Your dentist has the right not to treat you if you refuse to follow his/her advice. Know that Fluoride has safely resulted in a tremendous reduction in decayed, missing, and filled teeth. Fluoride works.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Does too much fluoride cause growth delay?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
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 is common and some bony changes are reported. Growth delay has not been a listed effect. Acute injestion ( eating multiple tubes of fluoridated toothpaste) can lead to a variety of problems including death.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
What are the proven effects of fluoride?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 12 years experience
Strengthen enamel: Every meal, most drinks, and snacks create damage via acids or bacterial acids produced by the sugar intake. This causes demineralizatoin and loss of hydroxide from hydroxyapetite weakening the tooth. Fluoride replaces the lost mineral and forms a stronger fluorapetite. Remineralizes. However too much Fluoride during tooth developement can actually cause damage to the teeth.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Health and wellness: is fluoride bad for you?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
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 strong, healthy & more resistant to cavities. The american dental association, epa, & the who (world health orgnanization) have determined that safe levels of Fluoride are safe.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What is luride (fluoride)?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
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 strengthen their tooth enamel.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What are the proven side effects of using fluoride (at normal doses)?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Practice 41 years experience
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