sodium fluoride

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A salt of sodium used to prevent tooth decay. It is administered by mouth or applied to the teeth as a paste, mouthwash, or gel. Taken in excess by mouth, it may cause digestive upsets and large doses may cause fluorine poisoning. See also fluoridation. Trade names: Duraphat, En-De-Kay, Fluor-a-day, FluoriGard.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

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