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Are the side effects of fluoride similar in a way to lithium?

Are the side effects of fluoride similar in a way to lithium?

In a word,: No. The potential side effects of Fluoride and lithium are very different. The only similarity is that both must be ingested to cause side effects. ...Read more

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Fluoride (Definition)

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Are the side effects of fluoride in normal doses anything at all?

No: Normal doses of Fluoride will have no side effects at all. Fluoride can be toxic only in very large doses such as if a small child were to consume a tube of toothpaste. But there are no side effects from regular use of Fluoride toothpaste and fluoridated water. ...Read more

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What are the proven side effects of using fluoride (at normal doses)?

None: There are no proven side effects of using Fluoride at normal doses. Fluoride is an all natural mineral which occurs in the earth and ground water all over the world. It was discovered by accident that it makes teeth stronger due to a naturally high concentration of Fluoride in ground water in colorado around 1900. Humans have evolved drinking Fluoride since the beginning of time. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of fluoride really similar to the side effects of lithium?

No: Fluoride in the dosage one would normally receive through toothpaste, tap water and other environmental sources has few potential side effects, none of which are anywhere close to the side effects you would experience taking lithium. There is a plethora of scientific evidence of the safety and efficacy of Fluoride use as a public health measure. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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