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Does too much fluoride cause growth delay?

Does too much fluoride cause growth delay?

Maybe: The ada has warned that babies may be over exposed to Fluoride and there are some health concerns. According to the cdc, up to 30% of infants are overdosed with Fluoride via water. This can cause diverse dental problems called fluorisis. Also, in 2006, the national academy of sciences, labeled Fluoride as a" potent hormone disruptor" capable of affecting thyroid hormone and potentially growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dear dr.. am 11 week pregant now.but my belly siz is so small.before i had a history of abortion due to growth delay..am very tensed that will happen again ...pls reply doc?

Dear dr.. am 11 week pregant now.but my belly siz is so small.before i had a history of abortion due to growth delay..am very tensed that will happen again ...pls reply doc?

Be patient: Without knowing what happened during your previous pregnancy, I would try to be paitnet and ask your doctor for an ultrasound to know how things are going and how far along you are now. ...Read more

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Does fluoride cause delayed tooth eruption or anything else?

Does fluoride cause delayed tooth eruption or anything else?

No delayed eruption: Fluoride would have no effect on the eruption pattern of teeth. At appropriate concentrations it strengthens teeth and despite some some poorly done studies it has no known detrimental affect. ...Read more

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Can too much fluoride consumption cause cancer?

Can too much fluoride consumption cause cancer?

No: I have seen no study linking Fluoride to cancer. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral like calcium. Like other minerals taken in excess it is toxic. The toxic levels are well beyond any normal use. ...Read more

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Where in the u.S. Is there too much natural fluoride for children?

Where in the u.S. Is there too much natural fluoride for children?

A few places...: Most municipal water supplies are regulated to make sure Fluoride levels are safe. Well water, of course, is not regulated the same. There are testing kits you can buy if you are concerned that will allow you to test the level of Fluoride in your water. ...Read more

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Can children have too much fluoride? My friend told me she's worried about fluorosis and excess fluoride for her children due to toothpaste and fluoride in the water. Is this a genuine concern and something I should be worried about? .

Can children have too much fluoride? My friend told me she's worried about fluorosis and excess fluoride for her children due to toothpaste and fluoride in the water. Is this a genuine concern and something I should be worried about?


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YES : Yes children can have too much fluoride, but they may not! here is the low done. Since it was noticed over 60 years ago that children who grow up in areas where the water is naturally fluoridated had lower rates of tooth decay, and that their teeth were resistant to decay, we have been adding Fluoride to the water supply in an attempt to replicate this effect for all children. There are all sorts of factions who argue for and against the use of fluoride, but the facts speak for themselves. The dosage use in the water is one part per million (1ppm) and if other sources do not complicate the scenario the children should develop protection and not have the fluorosis about which you have expressed concern. Fluorosis can occur when the children have twice the dose 2ppm. The problem with children using fluoridated toothpaste is that if they swallow it they will be getting more than the idea amount. It is one more thing that mom's have to be concerned about but not worry about. There are some children's toothpastes that do not have Fluoride in them. I have added a link below. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read more

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Is it ever okay for children to use mouthwash? I've heard conflicting things about children using mouthwash because they might get too much fluoride. Is this true? Is there even any point in using mouthwash that doesn't have fluoride in it? .

Is it ever okay for children to use mouthwash? I've heard conflicting things about children using mouthwash because they might get too much fluoride. Is this true? Is there even any point in using mouthwash that doesn't have fluoride in it?


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The : The effects of mouth washes are, very, very minimal. Brushing and flossing are far more important. Worry about your child brushing and foisting properly. Most children up to age 7 or so cannot properly manipulate their mouths for proper rinsing. They just end up swallowing the stuff. Spend the time on brushing and flossing and if that is perfect, then you can rinse, or not. ...Read more

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New sitter insists on buying fluoridated water for my 3mo old son.Opinions? I thought that ingesting too much fluoride increases chances of fluorosis?

Not to worry: Most communities in the US fluoridate the water supply, If fluoridated she is wasting her money. If not, you may still have naturally normal levels of fluoride in your home water source. Ask your water department. The CDC regards water fluoridation as one of 10 major public health advances of the 20th C, I presume your 3 mo old is not drinking much wtater after formula, so not to worry. ...Read more

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