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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Fluoride Allergy

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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

Fluoride Allergy (Definition)

“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 ...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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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?

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?

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 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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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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Hi docs! What could I do to remove fluoride from my water?

Fluoride in water: Why would you want to remove the Fluoride from your water? No sure of your reasoning, need more information. But there are filters that can do such things. ...Read more

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How effective is fluoride (Biotene) for treating a cavity?

How effective is fluoride (Biotene) for treating a cavity?

It depends: If the cavity is just beginning then high concentration of sodium fluoride might control the expansion of the cavity
If you have a well established cavity then you need to have your dentist eliminate it and place a filling
If you are prone to decay then you should be using a fluoride rinse and have excellent oral hygiene ...Read more

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Do adults need fluoride foam at dental cleanings? Why or why not?

Sometimes: Adults who have excessive decay need to have additional Fluoride treatments. ...Read more

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How effective are fluoride injections (Aquafresh) for treating a cavity?

Bunk: To treat decay the infected tooth material must be physically removed. Period. If the procedure you're inquiring about was effective, Dentists would have adopted it long ago. ...Read more

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What are the harms of the excess fluoride being dumped in americas water supply?

Depends: It depends upon how excessive. Water in the southwestern part of the country had too much Fluoride in it for many years and the only thing noted was that the teeth were stained. Normally, the amount of Fluoride put in the water is not that high and there is no harm done. I expect there may be other opinions... ...Read more

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Can fluoride decrease bone density?

Can fluoride decrease bone density?

Depends on exposure: Interesting question. It has been a long standing observation that over exposure to Fluoride can lead to decrease in bone density and increased overall fracture rate, however and interestingly enough, limited exposure actually increases bone density (mainly in trabecular bone such as spine). Even so, the increased density does not correspond to increased bone strength. ...Read more

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Does fluoride block your pineal gland?

No.: Not sure where that comes from, but it is not true. Fluoride can be seen in the aged pineal gland along with other minerals. ...Read more

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What is a good vegan fluoride toothpaste?

All toothpastes are: Vegan means that there are no animal products. Most toothpastes fall into that category. ...Read more

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Does too much fluoride cause growth delay?

Does too much fluoride cause growth delay?

Maybe: The ada has warned that babies may be over exposed to Fluoride and there are some health concerns. According to the cdc, up to 30% of infants are overdosed with Fluoride via water. This can cause diverse dental problems called fluorisis. Also, in 2006, the national academy of sciences, labeled Fluoride as a" potent hormone disruptor" capable of affecting thyroid hormone and potentially growth. ...Read more

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How is fluoride mixed into drinking water?

Water-Soluble: Fluoride in the form of sodium Fluoride (naf) is a white solid that is highly soluble in water. Just toss some in and it dissolves! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fluoride overdose?

What is the treatment for fluoride overdose?

Patient support: Usually the affects of Fluoride overdose is being sick to your stomach. Vomiting and or diarrhea. Supporting the patient with fluids and meds for nausea. ...Read more

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How many ppm of fluoride is my drinking water?

Ask your Dentist: Ask your dentist or preferably a pediatric dentist. Every water supplier is different. For example philadelphia's water supply is fluoridated but the over 60 municipalities that surround the city are not. This information usually available on your water company's web site. There's more to optimally balancing Fluoride than just water supply. Talk to dentist or pediatric dental specialist. ...Read more

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Can too much fluoride consumption cause cancer?

Can too much fluoride consumption cause cancer?

No: I have seen no study linking Fluoride to cancer. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral like calcium. Like other minerals taken in excess it is toxic. The toxic levels are well beyond any normal use. ...Read more

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Does tea contain fluoride if you filter the water?

Does tea contain fluoride if you filter the water?

Yes: Most over the counter water filtration devices do not remove Fluoride from water. Your tea will still contain Fluoride even if filtered. ...Read more

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What are the best fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste?

Any ADA approved: Any ada approved Fluoride toothpaste that you will use 2-3 times a day would be wonderful. The inexpensive brands are fine as long as ada approved. ...Read more

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Is triclosan better and safer than stannous fluoride?

Is triclosan better and safer than stannous fluoride?

Triclosan: Triclosan is actually a registered pesticide that has anti-microbial actions against bacteria. It has been found to block throid function in bull frogs and rats. It is a component of some toothpastes used for gingivitis, mouthwashes and hand soaps. The fda is unsure if it is safe for human consumption and is re-studying this matter. 2% triclosan can help tp kill a bad-actor bacteria -mrsa on skin. ...Read more

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Should I be using mouthwash with fluoride toothpaste?

Definitely, yes: Fluoride mouthwashes are excellent in helping prevent tooth decay and great t use after brushing with sensitivity toothpaste. ...Read more

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Help docs, is iron (iii) fluoride an aqueous solution?

Medical Connection: I'm not sure how this substance is connect to medical or dental needs, but here's a place for you to start reading:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Iron (III)_fluoride ...Read more

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What are the toxic effects of fluoride on dental tissue?

What are the toxic effects of fluoride on dental tissue?

Yes in large amounts: In very large amounts Fluoride can be fatal. This is true of most products that arose very beneficial in appropriate levels. You can potentially die from drinking a tremendous amount of water! Fluoride has been shown in many studies to be a very effective product in reducing dental decay. ...Read more

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