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Effects Of Fluoride On Our Health


Posted on 1/9/2023 by Dr. Dani Stansell
Effects Of Fluoride On Our HealthFluoride is naturally produced from soil and synthetically used in drinking water and making toothpaste. Toothpaste with fluoride is essential for maintaining your oral hygiene and keeping your tooth from decaying. However, excessive use of fluoride can cause adverse effects on your tooth enamel and skeletal discolor thus giving it a high exposure to dental problems.

Fluoride intake that is too high typically results from drinking naturally fluoridated groundwater, especially in areas with high temperatures where water consumption is higher, or from using high-fluoride water to prepare food or irrigate crops. Such exposure may result in bone deformities, osteosclerosis, calcification of tendons and ligaments, and crippling dental fluorosis. Although the prevalence of skeletal and dental discolor globally is unclear, it's estimated that excess fluoride in drinking water has contributed to tens of millions of dental and skeletal fluorosis cases globally over several years.

Other health effects may include; blemishes and other skin issues, cardiovascular issues like myocardial damage, artery calcification, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, cardiac insufficiency, heart failure thyroid dysfunction conditions affecting the joints and bones, such as osteoarthritis, bone cancer, joint disorders, reproductive issues, such as early puberty and lower fertility in girls and neurological problems that could result in ADHD

How does fluoride work in your teeth


For a better smile and fresh breath, fluoride helps strengthen your enamel and prevent it from acid attack through a re-mineralization process. It also maintains minerals in the teeth; through the demineralization of acids produced by bacteria and sugar in the mouth. Fluoride also protects your teeth from decay by the removal of plaque. You can always consult with our dentists before using fluoride toothpaste for better recommendations on what to use to avoid excessive use of fluoride.

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9400 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 204
Raleigh, NC 27617-4879

Phone: 984-477-0177
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Office Hours
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1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
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1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
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Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm


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