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Janet P., retired teacher and grandmother from Florida

dental fluorosis

This is a story of my 11 year old grandson who was born with neurofibromytosis 1, a genetic disease with the possibility of contracting numerous tumors as he matures. these could be fatal. All his deciduous teeth erupted with severe dental fluorosis. They were crumbling and decaying despite regular, professional dental care and careful brushing. The family had to have most of this teeth capped at a cost of over $8,000. Because fluoride is known to cause birth defects (specifically, Down Syndrome) it suggests that his birth defect was caused by his mother ingesting fluoride. It is a rare genetic disease but there are no known cases in either family tree.