Fluoride has a preventive effect on the formation of cavitation by strengthening the enamel layer, which is the outermost part of the tooth. But prolonged and high exposure to fluoride can cause various health problems.

Turkey Medicals member and Dentist in Antalya gave information about the health effects of fluoride.

Fluoride is an important mineral that is involved in tooth and bone structures. This mineral is also found in water, soil, plants, stones and air. Fluoride, which also has an important place in dentistry, has a preventive effect on cavitation formation by strengthening the enamel layer, which is the outermost part of the tooth.

Due to this effect, many different countries, especially the United States, choose the way of fluoridation of drinking water sources by a process called fluoridation. Apart from dental health, fluoride has many uses. Fluoride is also used in radiological examinations, cleaning products, pesticides and the production of Teflon, steel and aluminum products called PET scans.

Fluoride can be beneficial for dental health if used in appropriate doses. But, as with everything else, an excess of fluoride also does harm. The appropriate dose for fluoride is determined based on the weight of the individual. Therefore, it is an important issue to pay attention to the fluoride levels of products used, especially in young children. Dental fluorosis is one of the problems that can occur after excessive fluoride intake.

In the case of moderately formed dental fluorosis, white spots appear on the surface of the teeth, which can cause cosmetic anxiety in people. Severe cases of dental fluorosis are rare and can lead to a weakening of the tooth structure, causing brown spots on the tooth surface. Dental fluorosis is a condition that should be especially noted in children under 2 years of age, which is a critical period of dental development.

Excessive accumulation of fluoride can also be observed in the skeletal system, except for dental structures. Excessive accumulation of fluoride in the skeletal system is a process that occurs over the years. In the early stages of cases of bone fluorosis, complaints such as stiffness and pain in the joints may occur. In more advanced cases, caution should be exercised, as calcification, i.e. calcification, can occur in connective tissue by adversely affecting bone structures.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that if more than 1.5 ppm of fluoride is found in drinking water and these waters are consumed for a long time, various health problems can occur. As with other micronutrients, it is very important that fluoride is consumed in the right quantities. Various health problems can occur if excessive amounts of fluoride pass into the digestive tract through drinking water or fluoride-containing products.

The level of fluoride in drinking water is under strict control in some countries. It is possible that people who have any concerns about this issue will receive information from their local government about how much fluoride the city water contains.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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