Category Archives: Fluoride

Fluoride in Toothpaste

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How Does Fluroide Protect Teeth and Is It Important?

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Fluoride and Anxiety

The addition of fluoride containing salts to drinking water supplies is controversial. The purpose of such additions, we are told, it to reduce the prevalence of dental caries. However, even if this is true, and evidence is equivocal on this … Continue reading

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Effects of Calcium on Fluoride Absorption

Fluoride is ubiquitous in the foods and drinks that humans consume. Fluoride can also be present in the air as pollution in the form of hydrogen fluoride. Exposure to increasing amounts of food and airborne fluoride is a concern because … Continue reading

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Fluoride: Teeth, Tea and Toothpaste

Fluoride is a trace mineral in human nutrition. There is some evidence that fluoride may be essential, although this point of view is controversial. For example. Fluoride is said to be required for the hardening of tooth enamel and the … Continue reading

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Acid Base Balance and Fluoride

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Fluoride in Tea

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Is Fluoride Just An Antimicrobial Poison?

Fluoride is used extensively as an agent to prevent dental caries. In this regard, the mainstream accepted mechanism of action derives from the ability of fluoride to cause remineralisation of tooth enamel, which hardens the teeth and prevents the development … Continue reading

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Fluoride in Tea

Green, black and white tea are decoction made from the young leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Black tea undergoes an oxidation step during processing, while green and white teas are steamed. Brick tea in contrast is also a decoction … Continue reading

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How Does Topical Fluoride Work?

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