Fluoride is a mineral found in bones and teeth. It is found in nature as a component of water, soil, plants, rocks and in air. It is commonly used in dentistry to strenghten the enamel which is the outer layer of the teeth. It helps to prevent cavities. It is also added in small amounts of public water supplies. This is called the water fluoridation.
Interpretation: When bacteria in the mouth break down sugar and carbohydrates, they produce acids that eat away the minerals in the tooth enamel. This leaves teeth vulnerable to bacteria that cause cavities. If it is consumed in large doses, it shows some side effects. When you consume too much chloride the result is the white spots on the surface of the teeth. The effect of high fluoride to bones is joint pain and stiffness. Over time, this can alter bone structure and cause calcification of ligaments. Higher doses may lead to low IQ scores for children, bone cancer, arthritis and kidney diseases.
Sample: Arm vein plasma (HEPARINE), Urine. Nonfasting
Working day: Wednesday
Result Time: 15 days (consult the laboratory).