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Doctor insights on: Fluoride Oral Supplement Medication

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Is it true that fluoride is considered a nutrient or a supplement?

Is it true that fluoride is considered a nutrient or a supplement?

Fluoride: Here is a good resource on Fluoride and our body: http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02876/fluoride. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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If I only drink bottled water, should I take a fluoride supplement too?

If I only drink bottled water, should I take a fluoride supplement too?

Fluoridated water: If you drink bottled water, it will not be fluoridated unless you specifically request it. You should drink fluoridated water and no supplement is needed. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 months old and is exclusively formula fed. When do I need to start using water with fluoride or fluoride supplements?

My daughter is 3 months old and is exclusively formula fed. When do I need to start using water with fluoride or fluoride supplements?

Fluoride: If your water is fluoridated no need to start by adding to water. ADA recommends no Fluoride treatment for children this young. Please consult your dentist however I would not start until all teeth are erupted and please remember to brush you child's teeth and make it fun by chasing the sugar bugs ...Read more

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Is fluoride necessary to have good teeth? Why do some dentists not recommend the supplements?

Is fluoride necessary to have good teeth? Why do some dentists not recommend the supplements?

Fluoride supplements: Fluoride supplementation has been shown to prevent development of dental caries especially in areas where the drinking water has low Fluoride content. Taking greater than the prescribed amount per age occasionally results in staining of teeth. This maybe the reason why dentists do not recommend Fluoride supplements as toothpaste now incorporate Fluoride as well. ...Read more

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Are toothpastes considered as drugs if they contain fluoride?

Are toothpastes considered as drugs if they contain fluoride?

Fluoride is a drug: Fluoride is a drug and is regulated by the fda that is why there is a limit as to how much Fluoride is allowed by fda regulation. Unless you are ingesting an entire tube of toothpaste, we consider it to be a safe drug when used properly. ...Read more

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What are the guidelines with children and fluoride?

What are the guidelines with children and fluoride?

Small amounts good: Small amounts of topical Fluoride help make teeth stronger. Large amounts of systemic Fluoride are not healthy. The key is finding the right balance for your child depending on their age, and risk for tooth decay. Yoour child's pediatric dentist can help you decide what amount is right for your child. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to overdose on topical fluoride?

Is it possible for you to overdose on topical fluoride?

Sure: Highly unlikely unless you purposely eat the gel. It would not be accidental. Estimated adult lethal dose is 5 to 10 grams of fluoride. Topical Fluoride strength is 1.23% by volume (0.0123). You would therefore have to ingest 400 to 800 grams of the gel, all at once (14 to 28 ounces). The teaspoon or so you put in your mouth during application will not harm you. ...Read more

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Is it true that whoever says fluoride is good is mistaken?

Is it true that whoever says fluoride is good is mistaken?

Don't be paranoid: I was young when floride was put in the water. I drank lots of water since my grandfather told me to, pulling out his complete dentures to demonstrate the consequences of not. I ate lots of candy and junk food and have no cavities at 58. My parents and older sibs all have lots of cavities and some needed partial dentures. I would not buy toothpaste without it as my current water is without floride. ...Read more

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Are there health risks associated with ingesting fluoride?

Yes: In extreme excess it can be toxic. At many times the recommend dosage, it can discolor the teeth. Used correctly it will strengthen the teeth. ...Read more

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What do you think of this fluoride conspiracy? Anything to support it?

What do you think of this fluoride conspiracy? Anything to support it?

No, not really: Like most conspiracy theories it is based on fear mongering and twisting the real facts araound to support their own agenda. Fluoride in high quanties has several adverse health effects. In the correct small dosages it is benefical. The same is true for many substances such as oxygen, water, iron, iodine, and vitamin c. The key is to make use of it properly. ...Read more

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What is the optimum ratio/percentage of fluoride in water?

0.7-1.2 ppm: The optimally fluoridated water is safe to drink, does not cause systemic disease and provides the best protection against dental caries. Ask your dentist for more information. ...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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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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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

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Could fluoride damage your future children's lungs?

Could fluoride damage your future children's lungs?

Absolutely not: Over 60 years history using Fluorides. Incidence of lung issues in children has not changed. Fluoride, like any medication, should be used EXACTLY as directed. 1st Dental appointment Age 1 (best with Pediatric Dental Specialist) who can talk to you about the right balance of fluoridated water, toothpaste, mouthwashes, etc. In your community. ...Read more

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Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste, is this okay?

Duraphat 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste, is this okay?

Dental care..: Duraphat is normally prescribed if you're a high risk for dental caries. It contains 5000 ppm Fluoride which provides greater anti-caries benefits. Consult with your dentist to see if you are a candidate for it. ...Read more

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Fluoride (Definition)

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