from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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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  • n. Any adverse condition due to an excess of fluoride.

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


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

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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

  • 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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  • The concern is over a condition called fluorosis, which can produce white lines or spots on teeth.

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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the splotchy tooth condition known as fluorosis is unexpectedly common in children ages 12 through 15.

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  • - a condition called fluorosis -- a surprising government study found recently.

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  • Remember, according to the FDA too much fluoride, more than 2 milliliters per liter, can trigger a condition known as "fluorosis", which results in a brown staining or pitting on the permanent teeth.

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  • Recognition of an HF burn is perhaps the most important factor in preventing deep local or systemic injury. 4 Rapid decontamination and treatment are necessary to avoid deep tissue damage, liquefaction necrosis, bone destruction due to decalcification, and systemic fluorosis. 2,3,4

    Hydrofluoric Acid


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