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Who Should Avoid Fluoride Supplements?

Posted on 9/21/2020 by Moyer Office
While some people believe fluoride supplementation can prevent cavities and lead to better dental health, that is not always the case. In some instances, people are better off avoiding the supplements. The following information will explain fluoride supplementation and who or who does not benefit from this type of dental support. What Are Fluoride Supplements and How Do They Work? Fluoride supplements are available in tablets and lozenges, and generally are given to children who do not have fluoride in their water supply. Contrary to what some believe, fluoride supplementation will not prevent cavities. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not endorsed their use. If children are given the supplements, they usually take the fluoride until they are 16 years old. What Happens If You Receive Too Much Supplementation? Too much fluoride, when taken through supplementation, can lead to a condition known as fluorosis. When a child or adult receives too much fluoride, they can develop yellow patches on their teeth. Therefore, in this instance, the fluoride does more harm and good. In addition, too much fluoride can lead to bone fractures and kidney disease. Dental scientists are learning that providing enough milk in a child's early life should prevent the spread of tooth decay. Therefore, fluoridated water and fluoride supplements are not necessarily needed for early dental care. Instead, it is better to use fluoride as a topical treatment or limit its use to dentifrices. If you have the condition fluorosis, or believe you do, contact our office immediately. We can help you form an eating plan and regular program of dental care that will strengthen your teeth. By taking this approach, you can eliminate any unnecessary supplementation. Call us now to schedule an appointment. We are always ready to answer your questions about dental care and guide you down the path to better dental health....
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