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Is fluoride an important nutrient for early pregnancy?
Closure defect hypothesis













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Fissures in teeth are essentially closure defects, much like those in any other organ system. My hypothesis stretches the fact that fluoride prevents pits and fissures in teeth to the possibility that fluoride could prevent some similar birth defects.




























































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The most similar birth defects visually are cleft lips. (This photo is from Dr. Lore at http://people.delphi.com/benoitnpb/cleft2.htm.)

How much?