Would you be surprised to know most traditional dentists and the ADA recommend you daily ingest a common neurotoxin, and that some cities are even putting it into your drinking water?
What is it? — Fluoride.
Most toothpastes, fluoride treatments, mouthwash, even teeth whitening products contain fluoride, but there are serious health risks that come with using and ingesting fluoride. It is a poison and toxic to the human body. It acts as a neurotoxin. Fluoride can damage fertility, destroy bones and cause early puberty in children. Research from a leading toxicologist at Harvard which shows an association between an exposure to fluoride and lowered IQ; additional research shows fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland, and even your blood sugar levels. It is a cumulative poison, meaning it accumulates in your body. Research has linked ingested fluoride to cancer and various bone problems, while other research has shown no benefit to the teeth from ingested fluoride. Too much fluoride can cause fluorosis (staining on the teeth) and fluoridating public water supplies is poisoning the general public.
The FDA insists that warnings be placed on toothpaste tubes not to swallow the toothpaste, and even warnings to just use a “pea” size amount to brush your teeth. But toothpaste is made with enticing flavors, mint or cinnamon for adults, bubble gum or fruit-flavored for kids. How many people eat just a dab of toothpaste for fresh breath? How many kids eat the fruit flavored toothpaste because it tastes good? How many people just use a pea size amount of toothpaste on their toothbrush – or do they cover the entire amount of the brush? Parents are even advised to give a baby fluoride drops before the child even has any teeth, where fluoride can be directly absorbed into soft tissues of mouth.
Cities are putting fluoride in the city’s water system for people to drink, claiming that it will help prevent cavities, however the ADA has said that fluoridated water (water with fluoride added) should not be mixed into concentrated formula or foods intended for babies age one and younger to prevent tooth damage. However, this message is not widely spread, and even if it were, it ignores the entire demographic of families who cannot afford bottled water to mix formula for their baby and must use tap water. Even bottled water must be researched carefully to make sure it doesn’t contain fluoride as well.
Water fluoridation has been banned in many countries including: China, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Japan. Nearly all of Europe’s water supply is fluoride-free. There is a group by the name of Fluoride Action Network that has a resolution: Calling for an End to Water Fluoridation, which has signed by 600 professionals from 39 different countries including 50 professionals from Canada and 10 from Alberta asking governmental agencies to stop polluting the waters with fluoride.
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However, you can do your part by not drinking fluoridated water and by using products, including dental products that do not contain fluoride. I recommend toothpastes and mouthwashes without fluoride. Some of the toothpastes my family and I use, and that I sell out of my office are:
- Arbonne toothpaste*
- DoTerra toothpaste
- Oral Essentials toothpaste, mouthwash and teeth whitening strips**
- CloSYS toothpaste and mouthwash**
- Tooth & Gums toothpaste and mouthwash**
- Spry toothpaste and gum**
The Case Against Fluoride, by Paul Connett, James Beck, and H. Spedding Micklem ***
The Fluoride Deception, by Christopher Byson***
*My wife’s favorite, and if you click on the link you can purchase it through her webpage, for which she receives compensation.
** Sold out of my office, but can also be purchased through Amazon. Please refer to subsequent disclosure.
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**** I receive no compensation from these websites but I highly recommend and endorse them.