fluoride tablet


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fluoride tablet

A tablet of sodium fluoride for prevention of dental caries and osteoporosis.
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Fluoride tablets and fluoride drops (traditionally termed fluoride supplements), fluoridated milk and fluoridated salt have been available for decades.
In the early 1980's, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation research first revealed fluoride tablets and mouth rinses failed to reduce tooth decay.
Children who are the main target could be given fluoride tablets or use fluoride toothpaste free of charge to protect their teeth.
Families that want higher levels of fluoride for their children than are supplied by toothpaste must get a prescription for fluoride tablets.
Fluoride tablets have been available for many years, but are now associated with fluorosis, if not given appropriately and they can be toxic if excessive numbers are ingested.
BELGIUM is to ban the sale of fluoride tablets and drops used as a food supplement and will ask the EU to ban fluoride from toothpaste.
She has already announced a consultation into the issue early next year on adding fluoride to water or drinks, or giving out fluoride tablets.
Someone taking fluoride tablets and drinking bottled water should not assume the water is free of fluoride, but check with the bottler.
In Table 3 the grade of recommendation of fluoride tablets and fluoride added to frequently consumed food such as milk or as food additives such as salt are given.
If that be the case let fluoride tablets be freely available for parents to give to their children, if they so wish.