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are the side effects of fluoride similar in a way to lithium?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on May 7, 2016
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No: Moderatle amounts of excess systemic Fluoride ingested by young children while their permanent teeth are forming (birth to age 6) can cause flourosis. Most cases in the U.S. Are very mild. High, long term (several years) exposure to systemic Fluoride and cause skeletal fluorosis. Only 4 cases in the U.S. In past 30 years. Topical Fluoride has no adverse effects. Lithium is totally different.
Answered on Dec 30, 2016
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