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What is fluoride for?

What is fluoride for?

Fights decay: Fluoride is s natural mineral found in many foods and water. Tooth enamel looses minerals by the action of acids on the tooth( demineralization ) resulting in decay. Fluoride helps to replace some of those minerals ( remineralization) . However controversy exist on the use of fluoride due to its possible toxic effects in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Fluoride (Definition)

Fluoride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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What is fluoride for?

Fluoride is mineral: that is proven to protect against tooth decay. ...Read more

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Does my child need fluoride?

Yes, but how much: If Fluoride is already present in your county or city drinking water your child is likely receiving plenty of fluoride. However, if there is no Fluoride added to your water, your child may need supplementation. See your dentist or pediatrician. ...Read more

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What do you think about fluoride?

Great: 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. More 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. ...Read more

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How much fluoride is considered safe?

How much fluoride is considered safe?

In drinking water...: The World Health Organization considers 1.5 mg/l of fluoride or lower safe In drinking water. Above 1.5 mg/l dental fluorosis may occur to an objectionable degree. Concentrations between 3-6 mg/l may cause skeletal fluorosis. Above 10 mg/l can cause crippling skeletal fluorosis. Optimally fluoridated water in the USA is kept at about 0.7 mg/l and is not a problem. ...Read more

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What percentage of fluoride is unsafe?

Concentration : More than 3 parts/million can cause tooth mottling. Today we tend to place less than 1 part/million in water supplies. Result is more than 75% reduction in cavities. Costs pennies/person/year, much cheaper than just one filling. Fluoride is safe and effective at the right level. Think of it this way, too much oxygen is poisonous. Ask your dentist for guidance unique to your area. ...Read more

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What are the proven effects of fluoride?

Strengthen enamel: Every meal, most drinks, and snacks create damage via acids or bacterial acids produced by the sugar intake. This causes demineralizatoin and loss of hydroxide from hydroxyapetite weakening the tooth. Fluoride replaces the lost mineral and forms a stronger fluorapetite. Remineralizes. However too much Fluoride during tooth developement can actually cause damage to the teeth. ...Read more

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Do tri-vit with fluoride 0.25 mg drops work?

Depends: This is a typical Rx for a child age 0-3 years. Pediatricians are recommending 400-600 iu's of Vit D too. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: is fluoride bad for you?

Health and wellness: is fluoride  bad for you?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Luride (Definition)

Luride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more