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Qualitest Multivitamin With Fluoride
Is there a liquid multi-vitamin with fluoride for infants that tastes ok? The one we bought at the pharmacy smells strange and tastes bad too.
My 13 month old son takes Qualitest multi-vit with fluoride 1 ml a day. What would happen if he has 2 doses in 1 day?
Nothing: He will urinate out the extra vitamins as long as it just happened one time. Don't Worry. ...Read more
Concentration: More than 3 parts/million can cause tooth mottling. Today we tend to place less than 1 part/million in water supplies. Result is more than 75% reduction in cavities. Costs pennies/person/year, much cheaper than just one filling. Fluoride is safe and effective at the right level. Think of it this way, too much oxygen is poisonous. Ask your dentist for guidance unique to your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strengthen enamel: Every meal, most drinks, and snacks create damage via acids or bacterial acids produced by the sugar intake. This causes demineralizatoin and loss of hydroxide from hydroxyapetite weakening the tooth. Fluoride replaces the lost mineral and forms a stronger fluorapetite. Remineralizes. However too much Fluoride during tooth developement can actually cause damage to the teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fluoride is helpful: Topical fluoride from your dentist or in your toothpaste helps prevent cavities. Ingested fluoride such as in water, is only helpful to developing teeth, as in a toddlers growing teeth. These days, most cities add the correct amount of fluoride to the water for developing teeth to benefit from. It doesn't help or hurt adults or their teeth. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers