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  • noun An abnormal condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine, as from fluoridated drinking water, characterized chiefly by mottling of the teeth.

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  • noun medicine Any adverse condition due to an excess of fluoride.

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  • noun a pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)

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Examples

  • There is also a known condition called fluorosis, which occurs when a child gets too much fluoride when teeth are developing.

    Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.: Mouth Health: Fluoridated Water, Good or Bad?

  • There is also a known condition called fluorosis, which occurs when a child gets too much fluoride when teeth are developing.

    Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.: Mouth Health: Fluoridated Water, Good or Bad?

  • Fluoride can not only cause mottling of the teeth known as fluorosis, but is also thought to be an aggravating factor in the onset of osteoporosis and the junior version, osteomalacia.

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  • Fluoride can not only cause mottling of the teeth known as fluorosis, but is also thought to be an aggravating factor in the onset of osteoporosis and the junior version, osteomalacia.

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  • He said you might be able to learn if there was a condition called fluorosis in the teeth, and possibly to give his office information that would help to identify the woman.

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  • There has been an increase in a condition called fluorosis

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  • There has been an increase in a condition called fluorosis

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  • The only proven risk, a condition called fluorosis, which results in white and sometimes brownish markings on the teeth from too much fluoride, rarely results from a normal intake of fluoridated water.

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  • There has been an increase in a condition called fluorosis

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  • There has been an increase in a condition called fluorosis

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