Apparently, it is a new kind of topical fluoride treatment. The dental technician informed me that they use it AFTER they painted it on my son's teeth.
They gave me a marketing brochure for information: http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebserver?mwsId=66666UuZjcFSLXTtNxTcmxfyEVuQEcuZgVs6EVs6E666666--
I didn't think much about it, because my kids have never had reactions to fluoride treatments before.
But this time was different. He had belly pain a few days later, then passed out,spent the next several weeks feeling exhausted, had cognitive problems, major facial pain, headaches, dizziness, tingling hands and feet, lack of coordination, and he kept dropping things.
My husband thought of looking at the material safety data sheet:
And all of his symptoms are listed as "potential health effects." There are a bunch of others listed as well, but he seems to have hit most of them.
Interesting that neither the dentist nor the technician thought to give us ANY indication that there was even a remote possibility of side effects.
And on page 3:
Contains a chemical or chemicals which can cause cancer.
NOTE: This product contains ethanol. Alcoholic beverages and ethanol in alcoholic beverages have been classified as human carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the U.S. National Toxicology Program, and the California Environmental Protection Agency (for purposes of Proposition 65). Exposure to ethanol during the foreseeable use of this product is not expected to cause cancer.
Ingredient C.A.S. No. Class Description Regulation
ETHYL ALCOHOL 64-17-5 Grp. 1: Carcinogenic to International Agency for Research on Cancer humans