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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

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Can drinking/consuming fluoride every day lead to hypocalcemia?

Can drinking/consuming fluoride every day lead to hypocalcemia?

No: Drinking/consuming the normal amount of Fluoride we are exposed to in water, toothpaste and food will not cause hypocalcemia. Consuming excessive amounts of Fluoride (more then 3x normal dosage) over several years can lead to skeletal fluorosis. Only 4 cases have been reported in the entire usa in the last 60 years. You do not have to worry about this. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is it true fluoride has a toxicity between lead and arscenic?

Yes: And so is enough water! any element in enough concentration and volume is "toxic". ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and rinse that contains the most fluoride?

What's the best toothpaste and rinse that contains the most fluoride?

ADA seal is the best: Always look for the ADA Seal mouthwash or toothpaste to insure that the product has been objectively evaluated for safety and effectiveness. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste?

What are the best fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste?

Any ADA approved: Any ada approved Fluoride toothpaste that you will use 2-3 times a day would be wonderful. The inexpensive brands are fine as long as ada approved. ...Read more

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I need a mouth wash with some fluoride in it, which mouth wash works the best?

ADA Seal: If you are going to purchase a Fluoride mouthwash/product without a prescription, purchase one with the ada seal. By doing that you will know the product is effective. ...Read more

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Why does the fluoride from coal burning lead to tooth loss?

Why does the fluoride from coal burning lead to tooth loss?

It doesn't: Fumes from burning coal contains may toxic byproducts. Breathing in Fluoride containing coal fumes over a long time can cause skeletal fluorosis ( a very serious disease) , but it will not cause tooth loss. There have been only 4 mild cases of skeletal fluorosis in the U.S. in the past 30 years. There are several million cases in china and india. ...Read more

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My baby is seven months old. Which toothpaste is best for him? He has two teeth on the bottom. Fluoride or no fluoride?Which is the recommended brand here in canada?

Avoid fluoride: Because the kids frequently swallow this material, you want to avoid Fluoride toothpaste until they are about 3 & you have cautioned them to spit it out. The ingested Fluoride can interfere with bone formation & cause irregular enamel formation on teeth yet to emerge. ...Read more

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Can I use fluoride in the form of drops to my newly born?

Can I use fluoride in the form of drops to my newly born?

Not yet: Generally starting at the age of 6 months you can use supplemental Fluoride drops, if the public water is unfluoridated, but speak to your pediatrician for approval and recommended dosage. ...Read more

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When can children use fluoride toothpaste?

When can children  use fluoride toothpaste?

That depends: Children should not use a fluoridated toothpaste until they can reliably rinse and spit. For many children this is not until they are between 3 1/2 - 5 years of age. There are many non-fluoridated infant toothpastes that can easily be found in your pharmacy and/or supermarket. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does fluoride keep cavities away?

I'm wondering how long does fluoride keep cavities away?

Cavities: Fluoride makes the teeth less susceptible to cavities by increasing the strength of the enamel. With good home care, brushing and flossing, and regular check ups at your dentist teeth can remain cavity free for a lifetime. Even with Fluoride poor homecare/high sugar diets equal cavities. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting a test of my urine for fluoride?

See your doctor, but: The question should be - 'why do you want to do this?' while some areas of wisconsin do have excessive, naturally occurring Fluoride in the water, horicon is not one of them. The chances of you being exposed to excessive Fluoride is very, very small. If you have having medical symptoms, talk to your doctor first. Most likely Fluoride is not the cause. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the health risks & cons of fluoride consumption?

Can you please lay out the  health risks & cons of fluoride consumption?

Low Dosage - none: The small amounts of Fluoride that most of us receive from optimally fluoridated drinking water, Fluoride tooth paste, mouthwash, etc. Has no scientifically proven risks. Exposure to excessive amounts of fluoride, especially over a long period of time, can cause dental and/or skeletal fluorosis. You do not have to worry about excess Fluoride exposure in new orleans. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell which tea has a lower fluoride content?

Call company: Not sure why this is a concern, Fluoride in water or liquid at your age would not like cause any problems. ...Read more

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I heard fluoride kills some species. Why do we still have it in our water?

Safe in small amount: Many communities add a small amount of fluroide to the water system to remineralize soft areas on the teeth to stop cavities from forming. Too much Fluoride can cause flurorsis-a white or dark chalky appearance of the teeth. Fluoride is a natural substance in the earth, water and air and used in small amounts is harmless. For more info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/fluoridation/safety/dental_fluorosis.Htm. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods naturally contain fluoride, not including water?

Please suggest what foods naturally contain fluoride, not including water?

Fluoride foods: One will receive very little Fluoride when drinking fresh surface waters (e.g., spring water) and eating unprocessed fruits, unprocessed vegetables, eggs, and milk. There are are some exceptions to this rule (e.g., seafood, tea, water from deep wells, and fresh fruit/vegetables sprayed with Fluoride pesticides.). ...Read more

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Has there been any scientific study that wasn't made in the modern age that proves that fluoride is good for you?

Modern Age ?: The relationship between Fluoride and teeth has been studied since the early 19th century. By 1850, investigators had established that Fluoride occurs with varying concentrations in teeth, bone, and drinking water. By 1900, they had speculated that Fluoride would protect against tooth decay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/water_fluoridation. ...Read more

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Why do we add fluoride to tap water?

Makes your teeth str: teeth will resist cavities if optimum fluoride is in the tap water. Usually you do not need to but you can check your local water district and your dentist.

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Is fluoride in toothpaste toxic for us?

Safe and effective: When used appropriately, fluoride toothpaste is both safe and effective in preventing and controlling dental decay. ...Read more

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Why is sodium fluoride put in our water?

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. ...Read more

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Does filtered water have fluoride in it?

Some does and : some filtered water doesn't contain fluoride. It all depends on the type of filtration used.. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Fluoride in water, toothpaste, is this safe?

Yes, very safe: There are many scientific studies done by research scientists which indicate a variety of dental benefits associated with fluoride and fluoridation. ...Read more

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What role does fluoride play in your health?

What role does fluoride play in your health?

Strengthens enamel: Fluoride helps by making the enamel of your teeth more resistant to acid. Fluoride can also reverse cavities that are starting to form on a microscopic level. When present it also interferes with the bacteria in your mouth so that they produce less acid and are less able to stick to your teeth. ...Read more

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How do I use the fluoride my dentist gave me?

That Depends: Your dentist should have given you some instructions. If you've forgotten them, or if he/she forgot, you should call and get clarification. Some fluorides are used like toothpaste, some in addition to toothpaste, and some are worn in specialized trays which hold it against your teeth for prolonged periods. Don't guess...Call for clarification, so you get the most benefit from the fluoride. ...Read more

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Is sodium fluoride good for babies or people?

Is sodium fluoride good for babies or people?

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. ...Read more

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Do we need fluoride in our water and toothpaste?

Do we need fluoride in our water and toothpaste?

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. ...Read more

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Why is sodium fluoride still used in toothpaste?

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. ...Read more

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Where can I get chewable fruit-flavored fluoride?

Ask your Dds: you will need a prescription for a fluoride. At least in my state. Ask you DDS. Good luck ...Read more

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Do the chlorine and fluoride in our water hurt us?

Good question...: that debate has been on going since it's inception. I suggest you do your own due diligence and come to a conclusion that you are comfortable with for yourself and your family. There are many variables such as source, amount, amount of exposure, age of person, body mass of person, overall health of person... ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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