You may have seen many people with white spots on their otherwise beautiful white teeth. Wait, what is that? Unfortunately, it’s a condition called fluorosis that affects half of all U.S. teenagers. It’s a result of exposure to massive amounts of fluoride in drinking water and dental applications typically within the first 8 years of life. It’s a condition of the teeth that causes lines on the enamel or irreversible white spots. But, have you ever heard a conventional dentist or other health professional mention this?
Dangers of Fluoride Affect A Generation of Americans
The dangers of fluoride not only apply to your teeth, but many experts are conceding that there are other side effects becoming more apparent as a result of 70 years of Americans drinking fluoridated water and using dental products.
Even one of the EPA’s own studies has linked excessive water fluoridation to bone fractures, bone abnormalities and a higher risk of brittle bones.
Also, other medical research has suggested that high levels of fluoride ingestion can cause neurotoxicity, hormone issues, cancer, and thyroid conditions.
That’s not to mention the unsightly, obvious side effects of white spots, or fluorosis on healthy teeth.
Today’s research is showing that we don’t really need fluoride. Multiple studies have shown that it really doesn’t help resist tooth decay. In one of the largest studies ever conducted, the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) determined that there was very little difference in tooth decay in children who had lived their entire lives in fluoridated areas as compared to those who had lived their whole lives in non-fluoridated areas.
Unfortunately, in spite of the mounting evidence that fluoride does more damage to human health than it helps, public water systems across the country are still regulated to include fluoride in drinking water. Dental products are still touting the benefits of fluoride and consumers are continually exposed to massive amounts.
Dr. Paul Connett of Fluoride Alert asserts that, “Fluoride is the only chemical added to water for the purpose of medical treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies fluoride as a drug when used to prevent or mitigate disease (FDA 2000).”
How to Avoid the Dangers of Fluoride
What should you do? Since 70% of the U.S. water supply is fluoridated, you may want to consider adding a water purification system to your home if you’re using municipal water. Avoid dental products and treatments that contain fluoride. Also, avoid tap water as much as possible when in public places. The hidden dangers of fluoride not only cause those unappealing white spots on the pearly whites, but also can be the cause of other more serious health conditions.
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