February 19, 2020
by United Press International
Fluoride helps prevent tooth day — but too much of it can actually negatively affect oral hygiene, a new analysis has suggested.
In findings published Tuesday in Science Signaling, researchers have expanded their understanding of how a condition called fluorosis develops.
Fluorosis, or over-exposure to fluoride in childhood, can result in damage to tooth enamel, the coating that protects teeth from chemicals in food and drinks that cause decay and, ultimately, cavities.
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