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Fluoride Allergy Symptoms
No fluoride allergy: The authors of diatribes on the dangers of Fluoride use ambiguous & misleading terms to scare people about this important anti-cavity substance. Anecdotal reports from >50 yrs ago reported hypersensitive effects to 1 mg of fluoride. Fluoride supplements for children do not contain that much fluoride. The "hypersensitive" status refers to increased sensitivity not true allergy in these rare cases.See 1 more doctor answer
“In hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitivity reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of ...Read more
Here ya go!: “In hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitivity reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride.” http://fluoridealert. Org/issues/health/hypersensitivity/See 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Fluoride allergy is highly unlikely. In fact I am highly skeptical that it even exists. Fluoride may cause upset stomach, but that is not the same as an allergic reaction. Some city water contains many chemicals and impurities that are very bad for you. I would recommend filtering your water with a brita or something similar.See 1 more doctor answer
My 25lb 2 year old swallowed 1/4 tube of. 25% fluoride toothpaste. Other than giving milk and watching for GI symptoms, is there anything I should do?
Poison Control: With any ingestion, I often call the poison control center in las vegas. They are staffed by very well trained individuals who have access to a computer system which usually can identify all the ingredients which are in the substance ingested. As a patient, you can call your local poison control center yourself. Poison control centers are one of the best investments of your taxpayer dollars!See 3 more doctor answers
Small amounts good: Small amounts of topical Fluoride help make teeth stronger. Large amounts of systemic Fluoride are not healthy. The key is finding the right balance for your child depending on their age, and risk for tooth decay. Yoour child's pediatric dentist can help you decide what amount is right for your child.See 2 more doctor answers
Sure: Highly unlikely unless you purposely eat the gel. It would not be accidental. Estimated adult lethal dose is 5 to 10 grams of fluoride. Topical Fluoride strength is 1.23% by volume (0.0123). You would therefore have to ingest 400 to 800 grams of the gel, all at once (14 to 28 ounces). The teaspoon or so you put in your mouth during application will not harm you.See 1 more doctor answer
Don't be paranoid: I was young when floride was put in the water. I drank lots of water since my grandfather told me to, pulling out his complete dentures to demonstrate the consequences of not. I ate lots of candy and junk food and have no cavities at 58. My parents and older sibs all have lots of cavities and some needed partial dentures. I would not buy toothpaste without it as my current water is without floride.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: In extreme excess it can be toxic. At many times the recommend dosage, it can discolor the teeth. Used correctly it will strengthen the teeth.
No, not really: Like most conspiracy theories it is based on fear mongering and twisting the real facts araound to support their own agenda. Fluoride in high quanties has several adverse health effects. In the correct small dosages it is benefical. The same is true for many substances such as oxygen, water, iron, iodine, and vitamin c. The key is to make use of it properly.See 2 more doctor answers
It reduces cavities: When Fluoride is absorbed into the body of a child developing teeth, the Fluoride gets incorporated into the calcified matrix of dental enamel. This Fluoride reinforced enamel is more resistant to tooth decay than enamel without fluoride. This reduces the incidence of cavities and promotes healthier teeth.See 3 more doctor answers
Fluoride helps teeth: Fluoride in excessive amounts is not healthy, but in proper levels will build stronger teeth for kids of any age. While distilled water has none, most natural waters ; city water supplies have the proper amount.
Yes, definitely: Yes, water fluoridation has been one of the greatest advances in health care in the 20th century. It has been proven time and time again that Fluoride makes enamel stronger and reduces tooth decay and has no detrimental side effects. Fluoride occurs naturally in the earth and ground water all over the world, so humans and animals have been consuming it with no harmful side effects forever.See 3 more doctor answers
It Stops Decay!: Stannous flouride worked to stop decay and allowed for rehardening of tooth structure but the tin caused stain and it was acidic. Sodium flouride is more neutral in ph and is just as effective when used on a regular basis.See 2 more doctor answers
It depends: If the cavity is just beginning then high concentration of sodium fluoride might control the expansion of the cavity If you have a well established cavity then you need to have your dentist eliminate it and place a filling If you are prone to decay then you should be using a fluoride rinse and have excellent oral hygiene
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more