Fluoride Emma Fabry

Vitamins are various organic substances that are essential in minute quantities to the nutrition of most animals and some plants but do not provide energy or serve as building units, and are present in natural foodstuffs or sometimes produced within the body.

A mineral is a solid homogeneous crystalline chemical element or compound that results from the inorganic processes of nature.

Fluoride is an mineral and chemical substance that is sometimes added to water and toothpaste to keep your teeth healthy.

A water soluble material is able to be dissolved in water & a fat soluble material is able to be dissolved in fat.

Small amounts of fluoride help reduce tooth decay and prevent cavities.

Fluoride is often in water and bottled tea products,as well as most dental products.

The typical recommended daily amount of fluoride is about 3-4 mg.

A lack of fluoride may lead to increased cavities, weakened bones, and tooth decay.

Too much fluoride in the diet is very rare. Rarely, infants who get too much fluoride before their teeth have broken through the gums have changes in the enamel that covers the teeth. Faint white lines or streaks may appear, but they are usually not easy to see.

Sources

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitamin

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002420.htm

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