Fluoride Toxicity

Posted by Seattle Dental Care May 18, 2023

Fluoride Toxicity

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water, soil, plants, and foods. It can also be synthetically produced. While fluoride can be helpful in remineralization, excessive use of fluoride can cause major health problems.

Excessive fluoride ingestion can cause teeth discoloration called dental fluorosis. Teeth will have white marks, lines, or patches.

The appearance of Fluorosis may include:

  • Stains ranging from yellow to dark brown
  • Pits that are highly noticeable

Mild dental fluorosis can result in a change of the appearance of the tooth surface, by causing hypermineralization bands of enamel. Severe fluorosis can cause pitting and brown spots on children's enamel.

Below are some sources of fluoride:

  • Beverages, including fluoridated tap water
  • Foods processed with fluoridated water
  • Toothpaste and other oral care products

How do I prevent fluorosis?

  • Ensure kids do not ingest toothpaste
  • Avoid using toothpaste containing fluoride
  • Ask a holistic dentist if you suspect you or your kid(s) may have dental fluorosis

At Seattle Dental Care, our biological dentists will approach with a focus on patient comfort and safety with dental materials that are fluoride free, BPA free, and toxin free. Our team of dedicated integrative dentist will ensure that you receive the best care possible and that you understand the importance of preventive care and nutrition. If you're ready to experience the best biological dentistry, please contact holistic dentist Seattle at (206) 728-1330 or visit us at 2107 Elliott Ave Ste 210, Seattle, WA 98121. We will be happy to guide you further.

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