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    Fluoride

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    Fluoride, a natural mineral, has long been an aid to dental hygiene and has many proven benefits in oral health. The use of fluoride is a staple in oral hygiene and when used properly, is very effective at preventing dental caries (decay), reversing early signs of decay seen as demineralization/erosion, and in the long run, saving a person’s money spent at the dentist. Fluoride is administered in many ways such as toothpastes, oral rinses, topical applications, and drinking water. Despite opposing arguments that fluoride is not a necessary element for dental health, it seems there are still many professionals as well as dental and health organizations that disagree with opposing views and continue to recommend and promote the use of fluoride.…

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    Pros And Cons Of Fluoride

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    is higher than countries who do not fluoridate their water. Fluoride has been called the greatest public health achievement of the 20th century, but still there is no proven effect to the American people's teeth. So, why than is 66.3% of the U.S. population receiving fluoridated water and why are taxpayers paying millions of dollars to put a harmful chemicals into their water? Fluoride is a drug and harmful chemical that the people of the U.S. deserve to choose whether or not they want to ingest…

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    Fluoride Water Crisis

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    Fluoride is an ionic compound derived from fluorine, the most reactive of all elements. Water fluoridation is the addition of chemical fluoride to public water supplies, for the purpose of reducing cavities. Fluoride was first added to public water supplies in 1945, and now, about two thirds of the U.S. population use fluoridated public water (CDC). Unlike any other water treatment process, fluoridation does not treat the water itself, but rather the person consuming it. The Food and Drug…

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    Since the early 1940s, the fluoride intake has been heavily debated. During dental visits, patients are told that fluoridation, whether by water or topically, is necessary to get a healthy tooth enamel. However, some argue that exposure to fluoride at an early age could have the opposite effect in children. They argue that early exposure causes dental fluorosis, bone fractures later in life, and even dental caries. The demographic of the children being researched ranges from 1-5 years old. They…

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    Pros And Cons Of Fluoride

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    Fluoride, a natural mineral, has long been an aid to dental hygiene and has many proven benefits in oral health. The use of fluoride is a staple in oral hygiene and when used properly, is very effective at preventing dental caries (decay), reversing early signs of decay seen as demineralization/erosion, and in the long run, saving a person’s money spent at the dentist. Fluoride is administered in many ways such as toothpastes, oral rinses, topical applications, and drinking water. Despite…

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    Fluoride Varnish Essay

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    Introduction Everyday children are suffering from pain caused by dental caries. This decaying of teeth is the most common chronic illness among children and prevention is vital to their development. Fluoride varnish is a topical 5% sodium fluoride concentration applied to the surface of teeth twice a year in hopes to prevent these cavities. (Moyer, 2014) The purpose of this paper was to determine if fluoride varnish treatments are successful in the prevention of dental caries in children.…

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    the process of adding fluoride to the water supply so the level reaches approximately 0.7 ppm, or 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. The water is fluoridated when the public water system is adjusted to a level that helps to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems. About 95% of fluoride is added to public…

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    relationship between fluoride and oral health when discussing the fluoride concentration within a public water system. These articles, however, are quite similar in their findings, yet differ in the location the study was conducted in and age groups that were focused on. This paper examines Banóczy (2013), Peterson (2015), as well as O’Sullivan & O’Connell’s (2015) research to fully understand the relationship of fluoridation within public water systems in a discussion of the effects on oral…

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    Canadians do not go to the dentist because of the high costs which is why the addition of fluoride to drinking water is necessary in today’s society (Janus, 2014, para. 7). Fluoride is a mineral which occurs naturally in a community water system from sources such as rocks, soil, fresh and ocean water. Research has proven that there are lower rate of cavities seen in areas with a moderate rate of water fluoridation (“Fluoridation of Water,” 2009, para. 1). Although, some critics have claimed that…

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    Fluoride Essay

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    Fluoride, consumed in its varying forms, undergoes hydrolysis in the stomach which frees fluorine anions (F-), completely releasing them from their parent compound (Turney, et al., 2011). The fluorine anion is referred to as fluoride, the molecule of focus in this toxicological report. Fluoride readily crosses cell membranes by means of a pH gradient in which its negative charge becomes attracted to the free hydrogen cations found in acidic environments. This gradient and binding of fluoride…

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