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Dr. Kathleen Forcier Dr. Forcier
Pediatrics
years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Is it true that fluoride can cause tooth discoloration in children?

Is it true that fluoride can cause tooth discoloration in children?

Yes: Most kids get enough Fluoride just by drinking fluoridated tap water. Some children drinking well water or bottled water need Fluoride supplements. Too much Fluoride can cause white or brown flecks on your teeth so it's important not to give supplements to kids that don't need it and that you use Fluoride free toothpaste before your toddler learns not to swallow toothpaste. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Fernando Juliao Dr. Juliao
Dentistry
26 years in practice
University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Dentistry
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Is fluoride linked to the leading cause of death?

Is fluoride linked to the leading cause of death?

No: Fluoridation of municipal water has been instrumental in preventing dental caries, but there is no evidence that it is linked to any causes of death. ...Read more

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Dr. John Van der Werff Dr. Van der Werff
Dentistry
35 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What is fluoride deficiency best known to cause?

What is fluoride deficiency best known to cause?

Probably nothing: It can help strengthen teeth in the proper quantity and so without Fluoride the teeth may be more prone to cavities. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider Dr. Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
30 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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Dr. Andrew Killgore Dr. Killgore
Dentistry - Cosmetic
12 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Please tell me can drinking/consuming fluoride every day cause hypocalcemia?

Please tell me can drinking/consuming fluoride every day cause hypocalcemia?

A loose dog study.: Am J Emerg Med. 1988 Jan;6(1):1-3. Fluoride-induced hyperkalemia: the role of Ca2+-dependent K+ channels. Cummings CC1, McIvor ME. Author information Abstract Acute Fluoride poisoning is associated with sudden cardiac death by an unknown mechanism. Because F- binds to Ca2+ to cause marked hypocalcemia, lowered serum Ca2+ concentrations have been thought to be a major underlying factor in the ventricular irritability of F(-)-toxic patients. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Klugman Dr. Klugman
Dentistry
42 years in practice
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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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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy Dr. Ruiz-Healy
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
University of Anahuac School of Medicine
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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. Daniel Kmak Dr. Kmak
Dentistry - Cosmetic
27 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Killgore Dr. Killgore
Dentistry - Cosmetic
12 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can you tell me that it is caused by an over exposure to fluoride which is in your drinking water?

Can you tell me that it is caused by an over exposure to fluoride which is in your drinking water?

Flouride symptoms: nausea (90%), vomiting (80%), abdominal pain (52%), diarrhea (23%), loss of appetite (13%), headache (11%), weakness (10%), itching (9%), numbness or tingling of an extremity (4%), shortness of breath (4%), fatigue (4%).” source: gessner bd, et al. (1994). Acute Fluoride poisoning from a public water system. New england journal of medicine 330:95-9. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Dr. James Beck Dr. Beck
Dentistry
7 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
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Can fluoride cause bone cancer?

Can fluoride cause bone cancer?

No: There is no link between Fluoride and any kind of cancer. You can research this online through the american cancer society at www.Cancer.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Corben Dr. Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic
36 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What amount of toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a sodium fluoride overdose?

What amount of toothpaste must be swallowed to cause a sodium fluoride overdose?

Depends: The concentration of Fluoride in toothpaste can vary however, you would have to swallow a very excessive amount over a significant period of time. You would probably get sick to your stomach and vomit first. Call your dentist with specific concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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I use a sodium fluoride(<0.149%w/w)toothpaste 2 a day.I was told sodium fluoride is harmful.Does it really cause cancer or death if use daily?Stop?

I use a sodium fluoride(<0.149%w/w)toothpaste 2 a day.I was told sodium fluoride is harmful.Does it really cause cancer or death if use daily?Stop?

You'll be fine..: .. and your teeth will be strong, too. Who told you this nonsense? Do you really believe that manufacturers would be allowed to place fluoride in toothpaste if it would kill you or cause cancer? ...Read more

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Dr. Clifford Marks Dr. Marks
Dentistry
31 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Can fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

No!: No it won't cause heart disease in normal amounts. However, a mega overdose (which is extremely rare) can kill you. But then you can die from drinking to much water also. As you can imagine, this is also extremely rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Could fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

Could fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

No: Not to the best of my knowledge and I have not seen any articles referencing this as a cause. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sullivan Dr. Sullivan
Dentistry - Pediatric
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Can topical fluoridation cause fluorosis even if a patient doesn't swallow any fluoride?

No: Topical Fluoride is absorbed by the enamel. Fluoride penetrates only to a very, very thin layer. Fluorosis happens as the tooth develops. It takes place years before the tooth erupts in the mouth. It requires a very high level of Fluoride intake. It is not the only reason a tooth can develop white or brown spots as it forms. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Could arsenic exposure caused by an over exposure to fluoride which is in your drinking water?

Could arsenic exposure caused by an over exposure to fluoride which is in your drinking water?

Arsenic and Fluoride: Chronic arsenic poisoning results from drinking contaminated well water over a long period of time. Chances are there will be none in your local tap water. For 65 years, community water fluoridation has been a safe and healthy way to effectively prevent tooth decay. CDC has recognized water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Giving my newborn baby nursery water with fluoride for the past 6 weeks. Didn't know about fluorosis risk and I'm scared now. Did I cause harm?

Unfounded fear: You've done no harm. To educate yourself regarding this subject, please read from the following link: http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/advocating-for-the-public/fluoride-and-fluoridation ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Fluoride (Definition)

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