Say No to Fluoride
As a dentist, I have educated my patients, friends and family on the hidden dangers of fluoride. It actually does more harm than good! Although fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral, today we are exposed to fluorides from a wide range of sources. Our main exposure is through our water supply, through toothpaste and mouthwashes.
Fluoride is a pollutant – a by-product of copper, iron and aluminum manufacturing. Long before fluoride was known as a cavity preventer, it was used as insecticide, making it very toxic. According to latest studies carried out by the ADA, fluoride is fast being regarded as a potentially dangerous element being sold under the slogan “good for teeth”. Slowly but surely, a fluoride-free propaganda is being put into place to ensure there is no more exposure to it.
In tests on laboratory animals, fluoride has been shown to enhance the brain’s absorption of aluminum – the substance that’s found in the brains of most Alzheimer’s patients. Three different osteoporosis studies have associated hip fractures with fluoridation. And excessive fluoride has been shown to damage the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, leading to limited joint mobility, ligament calcification, muscular degeneration and neurological deficits.
Another minor drawback to using fluoride is the risk of fluorosis, a condition that discolors tooth enamel. Fluorosis appears in permanent teeth when a child ingests too much fluoride while these teeth are forming in the gums. The risk of fluorosis disappears once the permanent teeth are fully developed.
Most studies that speak about the benefits of fluoride are based on calcium fluoride rather than the more toxic form that is added to our water supply. Better oral hygiene, proper nutrition and the right supplementation is your best solution to fight against tooth decay. Let me be perfectly clear: Fluoride is not something your body needs. No one has a fluoride deficiency!