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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers