Fluoride

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites


Best Sources for Fluoride

Fluoridated toothpaste, fluoridated water - including beverages prepared with fluoridated water such as tea and coffee; seafood and gelatin.

Deficiency Signs & Symptoms of Fluoride

Tooth decay, weakening of enamel.

Toxicity Signs & Symptoms of Fluoride

Stomach ulcers, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping.

How Fluoride is Used in the Body

Assists in hardening and strengthening tooth enamel.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Fluoride

0 to 6 months, 0.01  milligrams

7 months to 12 months, 0.5 milligrams

1 year to 3 years old, 0.7 milligrams

4 to 8 years old, 1 milligram

Males 9 to 13 years old, 2 milligrams

Males 14 to 18 years old, 3 milligrams

Males 19 and older, 4 milligrams

Females 9 to 13 years old, 2 milligrams

Females 14 and older, 3 milligrams

Pregnant and Lactating  females - all ages, 3 milligrams

Therapeutic Benefits of Fluoride

Assists in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth.

FLUORIDE IN COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS

Based on Edible Portions

Food Selection

MCG/ 100 Grams

Food Selection

MCG/ 100 Grams

Doughnuts

26

Biscuits, refrigerated dough, baked

26

Éclair, chocolate

13

All white and whole wheat

49

Muffin, blueberry

39

Rye

51

Pancakes, buttermilk, frozen

20

Bread stuffing, prepared, baked

51

Pie, apple, frozen, heated

13

Brownie, with nuts

38

Pie, pumpkin, frozen, heated

32

Cake, all

22

Rolls, hamburger and hot dog

25

Cookies, without raisins, all

17

Snack type, cake roll

49

Cookies, oatmeal raisin

69

Snack type, chocolate cup cake, cream filled

38

Cornbread

11

Snack type, oatmeal cream pie

41

Crackers, all

24

Tortillas, flour

33

Cranberry-apple juice drink

83

Waffles, frozen

18

Cranberry-grape juice drink

65

Beef, cooked and raw

22

Cranberry-raspberry juice drink

69

Beef, liver, pan cooked with added fat

5

Fruit drink, CAPRI-SUN, ready-to-drink

71

beer, light

45

HAWAIIAN PUNCH, ready-to-drink

44

beer, regular

44

HI-C, ready-to-drink

22

Alcoholic beverage, (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey), 80 proof

9

MINUTE MAID punch, ready-to-drink

17

Red Wine

105

KOOL-AID, ready-to-drink

43

White Wine

202

SUNNY DELIGHT, ready-to-drink

68

Carbonated, cola, cherry flavor

41

Tea, black, brewed, regular, all

373

COCA-COLA, all regions

49

Tea, green, brewed

115

DIET COKE, all regions

60

Tea, green, decaffeinated, brewed

272

DIET PEPSI, all regions

48

Tea, herbal, chamomile, brewed

13

Carbonated, cola, fast food type, diet, without ice

78

Coffee, brewed

91

PEPSI, all regions

32

Root Beer

71

Cream Soda

35

Tonic Water

83

Ginger Ale

69

Carbonated, water, fruit-flavored

105

Grape Soda

86

Chocolate-flavor beverage, mix for milk, powder

5

Lemon Lime Sodas

64

YOO-HOO, ready-to-drink

84

Orange Soda

81

Coffee, brewed

91

DR. PEPPER

36

Coffee, brewed, decaffeinated

52

Root Beer

71

Cranberry juice cocktail

67

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