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Fluoride: Fluoride is not considered a nutrient but a compound found in the human body that strengthens teeth and bones. Fluoride is available in fluorinated water supplies, supplements, toothpastes, dental rinses, cereals, fruits, meat, fish and tea.
Adequate amounts of Fluoride are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
Adequate amounts of Fluoride are claimed to be potentially preventative for:
Excessive intake of Fluoride may involve the following risks:
Fluoride: A substance that helps prevent tooth decay. Fluoride may be naturally present in or may be added to drinking water. It may also be applied to the teeth in a gel, toothpaste, or a rinse.
Source: National Institute of Health
Fluoride: Inorganic salts of hydrofluoric acid, HF, in which the fluorine atom is in the -1 oxidation state. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed) Sodium and stannous salts are commonly used in dentifrices.
Source: Diseases Database
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