Fluoride

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What other names is Fluoride known by?

Acidulated Phosphate Fluoride, Atomic number 9, Calcarea Fluorica, F, Fluorophosphate, Fluorure, Fluorure d'Hydrogène, Fluorure de Phosphate Acidulé, Fluorure de Sodium, Fluorure Stanneux, Fluoruro, Hydrogen Fluoride, Monofluorophosphate, MFP, Nombre Atomique 9, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Stannous Fluoride.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a form of the chemical element fluorine. People use it for medicine.

Effective for...

  • Preventing tooth decay.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treating osteoporosis (bone loss).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Preventing bone loss in people with rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease (an intestinal disorder).

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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