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Doctor insights on: Luride Allergy In Children

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What are fluoride allergy symptoms?

What are fluoride allergy symptoms?

No fluoride allergy: The authors of diatribes on the dangers of Fluoride use ambiguous & misleading terms to scare people about this important anti-cavity substance. Anecdotal reports from >50 yrs ago reported hypersensitive effects to 1 mg of fluoride. Fluoride supplements for children do not contain that much fluoride. The "hypersensitive" status refers to increased sensitivity not true allergy in these rare cases. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fluoride allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fluoride allergy?

Here ya go!: “In hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitivity reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride.”

http://fluoridealert. Org/issues/health/hypersensitivity/ ...Read more

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City water makes me sick. Could this be related to a fluoride allergy?

City water makes me sick. Could this be related to a fluoride allergy?

Unlikely: Fluoride allergy is highly unlikely. In fact I am highly skeptical that it even exists. Fluoride may cause upset stomach, but that is not the same as an allergic reaction. Some city water contains many chemicals and impurities that are very bad for you. I would recommend filtering your water with a brita or something similar. ...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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Can children have too much fluoride? My friend told me she's worried about fluorosis and excess fluoride for her children due to toothpaste and fluoride in the water. Is this a genuine concern and something I should be worried about? .

Can children have too much fluoride? My friend told me she's worried about fluorosis and excess fluoride for her children due to toothpaste and fluoride in the water. Is this a genuine concern and something I should be worried about? .

YES: Yes children can have too much fluoride, but they may not!

here is the low done. Since it was noticed over 60 years ago that children who grow up in areas where the water is naturally fluoridated had lower rates of tooth decay, and that their teeth were resistant to decay, we have been adding Fluoride to the water supply in an attempt to replicate this effect for all children. There are all sorts of factions who argue for and against the use of fluoride, but the facts speak for themselves.

The dosage use in the water is one part per million (1ppm) and if other sources do not complicate the scenario the children should develop protection and not have the fluorosis about which you have expressed concern. Fluorosis can occur when the children have twice the dose 2ppm.

The problem with children using fluoridated toothpaste is that if they swallow it they will be getting more than the idea amount.

It is one more thing that mom's have to be concerned about but not worry about. There are some children's toothpastes that do not have Fluoride in them. I have added a link below.

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Is it ever okay for children to use mouthwash? I've heard conflicting things about children using mouthwash because they might get too much fluoride. Is this true? Is there even any point in using mouthwash that doesn't have fluoride in it? .

Is it ever okay for children to use mouthwash? I've heard conflicting things about children using mouthwash because they might get too much fluoride. Is this true? Is there even any point in using mouthwash that doesn't have fluoride in it? .

The: The effects of mouth washes are, very, very minimal. Brushing and flossing are far more important.
Worry about your child brushing and foisting properly. Most children up to age 7 or so cannot properly manipulate their mouths for proper rinsing. They just end up swallowing the stuff.
Spend the time on brushing and flossing and if that is perfect, then you can rinse, or not. ...Read more

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How come we let children use toothpaste with fluoride?

How come we let children use toothpaste with fluoride?

Because it works: We avoid using fluoride pastes with kids before they can be taught to spit it out (swallowing it can be toxic), but do when they can and older. It is one of the great advances in healthcare of the 20th century. ...Read more

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Where in the u.S. Is there too much natural fluoride for children?

Where in the u.S. Is there too much natural fluoride for children?

A few places...: Most municipal water supplies are regulated to make sure Fluoride levels are safe. Well water, of course, is not regulated the same. There are testing kits you can buy if you are concerned that will allow you to test the level of Fluoride in your water. ...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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When would it be safe for children to use fluoride toothpaste?

Very early on: If your child can spit the tooth paste out after brushing then you can start using flouride toothpaste. ...Read more

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Does fluoride in the water supply increase the likelihood of fluorosis in babys and children?

No: If you live in a community where Fluoride has been placed in the municipal water supply, it has already been provided at the optimum and safe level. In general, too little Fluoride and you get cavities more easily. Too much, and fluorosis can occur. Your water supply should be perfect assuming you don't use some type of home filtration system or process. ...Read more

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Is using toothpaste with fluoride absolutely necessary? I am allergic to fluoride and use a fluoride-free toothpaste. Is this alright for my children to use as well, or should they stick to using fluoride toothpaste up to a certain age? .

Is using toothpaste with fluoride absolutely necessary? I am allergic to fluoride and use a fluoride-free toothpaste. Is this alright for my children to use as well, or should they stick to using fluoride toothpaste up to a certain age? .

No: Using a toothpaste containing Fluoride is not absolutely necessary, but you need to be more careful about having good oral hygeine and healthy diet low in sticky, high charbohydrate foods and acidy drinks. Soda, fruit rollups and similar products should be avioded. Only about 1% or less of the population has a true Fluoride allergy. ...Read more

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Is it true that fluoride can cause tooth discoloration in children?

Is it true that fluoride can cause tooth discoloration in children?

Yes: Most kids get enough Fluoride just by drinking fluoridated tap water. Some children drinking well water or bottled water need Fluoride supplements. Too much Fluoride can cause white or brown flecks on your teeth so it's important not to give supplements to kids that don't need it and that you use Fluoride free toothpaste before your toddler learns not to swallow toothpaste. ...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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Any ideas why the dentist prescribe fluoride for children & not adults?

Growth: I have to assume you are referring to Fluoride pills. The Fluoride in them gets into your blood stream and can end up as part of the tooth structures that are forming at that time. Adults' teeth are already formed and Fluoride tabs will have no systemic affect on them. ...Read more

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What does it mean if fluoride mouth rinse says that it should be kept away from children under 12?

Overdose: Because these Fluoride rinses are made with a pleasant flavor and a child under 12 without adult supervision might decide to drink the entire bottle. Just like any vitamin, mineral, or medication, Fluoride can be toxic in high concentrations. ...Read more

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Why is fluoride in our drinking water believed to be good for the teeth of growing children?

Scientific studies: 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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Why is a pesticide (fluoride) added to tap water and is claimed to be good for children's teeth?

Why is a pesticide (fluoride) added to tap water and is claimed to be good for children's teeth?

Not the same thing: Like a lot of substances (oxygen, vitamin c, water) the correct small amount can be helpful, and too much can be poisonous. It takes at least 3x the recommended dosage of Fluoride over an extended time for there to be a problem. Despite lots of fearmongering by some groups the scientific facts are that when used correctly Fluoride causes no health problems and only protects teeth. ...Read more

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Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as I do. Is this too much for his baby teeth? .

Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as I do. Is this too much for his baby teeth? .

Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Luride (Definition)

Luride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent). It is also a supplement ...Read more


Dr. Howard Schneider
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Fluoride (Definition)

Fluoride is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more