“Rhyon International Fluorosis Diagnostic & Counseling Centre” New Delhi, India
Courtesy: Rhyon Family, Melbourne, Australia
Are you consuming untreated groundwater with more fluoride ?
Is your water contaminated with fluoride?
Fluoride ingestion is hazardous to health.
Besides drinking water, fluoride can enter the body through food, dental products, drugs and industrial emission.
Health complaints emanating from fluoride poisoning are of diverse nature
Affliction of children due to fluoride poisoning are significantly different from adults.
In children the adverse effects commence from intra-uterine life, if the mother is exposed to high fluoride.
Infants with respiratory distress should be tested for fluoride in urine of the infant / drinking water , blood and urine of the mother.
Fluoride ingestion by the infant from early developmental stages can lead to rickets, which may not respond to calcium and vitamin D treatment; unless the fluoride levels in urine/blood are lowered to normal range.
In children the discolouration seen on the permanent teeth may not necessarily be due to Dental Caries or Dirty Teeth.
The discolouration of the permanent teeth can be due to Dental Fluorosis.
Dental Fluorosis can be distinguished from Dental Caries and Dirty Teeth by the following yardsticks.
Discolouration is always horizontally aligned on the enamal surface; discolouration shall be away from the gums; the discolouration shall occur in teeth in pairs (bilaterally simmetrical)
Fluoride poisoning effects in adults can be tracked to soft tissue manifestations besides skeletal derangements.
Identifying Fluorosis at early stages could potentially save millions of life if intial observations can be confirmed through fluoride test in blood and urine.
The importance of the confirmatory test is to catch the patients at the turning points, before the disease affects multiple organs and systems including bony rigidity and paralysis.
If Fluorosis is detected early enough, it has been proven in practise that the disease can be totally cured.