Potential fluoride toxicity from oral medicaments: A review

Ullah, Rizwan and Sohail Zafar, Muhammad and Shahani, Nazish (2017) Potential fluoride toxicity from oral medicaments: A review. Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 20 (8). pp. 841-848.

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Abstract

The beneficial effects of fluoride on human oral health are well studied. There are numerous studies demonstrating that a small amount of fluoride delivered to the oral cavity decreases the prevalence of dental decay and results in stronger teeth and bones. However, ingestion of fluoride more than the recommended limit leads to toxicity and adverse effects. In order to update our understanding of fluoride and its potential toxicity, we have described the mechanisms of fluoride metabolism, toxic effects, and management of fluoride toxicity. The main aim of this review is to highlight the potential adverse effects of fluoride overdose and poorly understood toxicity. In addition, the related clinical significance of fluoride overdose and toxicity has been discussed. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry
QV pharmacology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: ijbms ijbms
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 16:41
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 16:41
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/93

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