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Does too much fluoride cause growth delay?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: No

Fluoride does not cause growth delays.
This is a myth and has no basis in fact. Furthermore if you use Fluoride to way it is supposed to be used there is no reason you should ever be exposed to too much.

In brief: No

Fluoride does not cause growth delays.
This is a myth and has no basis in fact. Furthermore if you use Fluoride to way it is supposed to be used there is no reason you should ever be exposed to too much.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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In brief: Unlikely

It usually causes discoloration.

In brief: Unlikely

It usually causes discoloration.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not reported

Fluoride is an essential element needed for healthy bone & teeth development.
In areas where groundwater has high levels, a mottled staining of teeth is common and some bony changes are reported. Growth delay has not been a listed effect. Acute injestion ( eating multiple tubes of fluoridated toothpaste) can lead to a variety of problems including death.

In brief: Not reported

Fluoride is an essential element needed for healthy bone & teeth development.
In areas where groundwater has high levels, a mottled staining of teeth is common and some bony changes are reported. Growth delay has not been a listed effect. Acute injestion ( eating multiple tubes of fluoridated toothpaste) can lead to a variety of problems including death.
Dr. James Ferguson
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