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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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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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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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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

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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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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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