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what do you think about fluoride?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
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 demonstrate the consequences of not. I ate lots of candy and junk food and have no cavities at 58. My parents and older sibs all have lots of cavities and some needed partial dentures. I would not buy toothpaste without it as my current water is without flo

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does too much fluoride cause growth delay?

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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 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the proven effects of fluoride?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Prevention of cavities.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Health and wellness: is fluoride bad for you?

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Dr. Stanley Siu
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What do you think of this fluoride conspiracy? Anything to support it?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
EVIDENCE: For years Fluoride has been in the water systems of many of many cities without any adverse results.Evidence reveals that in the right amount -no more than one rrpart per million that dental caries will be reduced. Contact the american dental association for more info.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What do you think about tri-vit with fluoride 0.25 mg drops?

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Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 45 years experience
Why?: People rarely drink water anymore. The fast majority of beverages are made in large metropolitan areas with a fluoridated water supply. It is unlikely you need a fluoride supplement. At age 40 your tooth enamel formed decades ago and dietary fluoride won't change that. HOWEVER, topical fluoride can offer some benefit. Such as in tooth paste, a mouth rinse or as your dentist gives you.

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