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what are the proven side effects of using fluoride (at normal doses)?

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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Less cavities: Lower chance of tooth decay.
Answered on Jul 10, 2012
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience Dentistry
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 over the world. It was discovered by accident that it makes teeth stronger due to a naturally high concentration of Fluoride in ground water in colorado around 1900. Humans have evolved drinking Fluoride since the beginning of time.
Answered on Dec 7, 2015
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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
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 most dental schools teach fluoride has little side effects, other health organizations like IAOMT offer more updated scientific info. Check the link: https://iaomt.org/resources/fluoride-facts/fluoride-toxicity-exposure-effects/ It is not as benign.
Answered on Jun 13, 2020

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