The National Kidney Foundation has not issued specific recommendations regarding fluoride intake and kidney disease due to the limited available research on the topic. The benefits of water and dental products containing fluoride is the prevention of tooth decay and dental cavities in people of all ages. The potential health risks are a rare bone disease called skeletal fluorosis, bone fractures and severe enamel fluorosis. For more information on fluoride in CKD please refer to the documents below.

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