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Fluoride Deficiency Is Best Known To Lead To
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
Yes: And so is enough water! any element in enough concentration and volume is "toxic". ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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