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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
52 years experience
No: Too low dosage to cause any problems. It does have a good effect on reducing the incidence of tooth deay, but that is all it does as per research.
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
That depends on dose: That depends on dosage. Optimally fluoridated water (0.7ppm) and/or a little above is perfectly safe and beneficial to our teeth. Dosages between 1.5-3 ppm (naturally found in some water in the midwest) can cause dental fluorosis. Dosages between 3-10 ppm (naturally found in some water in china, india & russia) are dangeruos and can cause skeletal fluorosis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why is sodium fluoride put in our water?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Decay: To prevent decay and it has worked fantastically well especially for children.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How is fluoride mixed into drinking water?

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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 15 years experience
Water-Soluble: Fluoride in the form of sodium Fluoride (naf) is a white solid that is highly soluble in water. Just toss some in and it dissolves!
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