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what is luride (fluoride)?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Luride (fluoride): This is fluoride.
Dr. Howard Schneider
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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Luride (fluoride) = Fluoride: Fluoride is used as a water additive to prevent tooth decay

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Does too much fluoride cause growth delay?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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What are the proven effects of fluoride?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
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See below: Prevention of cavities.
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Health and wellness: is fluoride bad for you?

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Dr. Stanley Siu
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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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What are the proven side effects of using fluoride (at normal doses)?

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Less cavities: Lower chance of tooth decay.
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How much do you really need yearly on dentist fluoride treatments?

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Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Needs based: Each mouth is different and the recommendations should be based off of your dental history. If you are at high risk for cavities once every 3 months might be ideal. If you are low risk once every 6-12 months might be right for you. Topical flouride is one of the best ways to prevent cavities.

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