Thursday, June 07, 2007

Fluoride and Your Teeth

Fluoride and Your Teeth: "Can Fluoride Cause Harm?

Fluoride-supplement tablets should be stored safely away from young children.... Dentists limit the amount of tablets they prescribe at one time because the toxic dose of fluoride for a 2-year-old child weighing 22 pounds is 320 milligrams. To avoid any chance of overdose, do not stock up on fluoride tablets...

Toxic fluoride doses are based on weight, and a toxic dose of fluoride for an 8-year-old child weighing 45 pounds is 655 milligrams."