Studies in the past few years have found that there are dangers with the use of fluoride in the products that we have been using. This is not something you will readily find or learn as a perceived benefit to your health.
Results from Cochrane study revealed that:
“Within the ‘before and after’ studies we were looking for, we did not find any on the benefits of fluoridated water for adults. We found insufficient information about the effects of stopping water fluoridation. We found insufficient information to determine whether fluoridation reduces differences in tooth decay levels between children from poorer and more affluent backgrounds. Overall, the results of the studies reviewed suggest that, where the fluoride level in water is 0.7 ppm, there is a chance of around 12% of people having dental fluorosis that may cause concern about how their teeth look.”
You can also read the article “Think Twice about Fluoride: Recognizing the Lack of Safety for this Chemical” released by the International Academy of Oral Madicine & Toxicology in 2017. https://iaomt.org/
Type of Fluoride used
Most people do not know the difference between the naturally occurring calcium fluoride and other industrialized forms that are added to water supplies. These industrialized forms are fluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate and sodium fluoride.
Despite the insistence of various organizations to tell the public that calcium flouride is the compound added to their drinking water, it isn’t actually true. Sodium flouride does not occur in nature and was generally considered industrial toxic waste until 1950.
The type of fluoride added to toothpaste and dental preperations is called Sodium Fluoride. This type is also frequently used in pesticides, and as a rat poison. It is also highly poisonous but for whatever reason, it’s ok to put it in our toothpaste, mouthwash and supplements.
How Fluoride is consumed
We can ingest fluoride systemically, swallowed and then the body absorbs it into the system and topically, applied to the surface of the tooth.
We obtain fluoride systemically when the food or liquid containing fluoride is swallowed. The fluoride consumed is absorbed in the body by the teeth and bones.
Topical fluoride applications can be in the form of fluoride treatments at the dentist, toothpastes and fluoride rinses. These various forms facilitate the absorption of fluoride directly into tooth enamel.
Fluoride tends to get concentrated in tea, coffee, shellfish, grapes (raisins, wine, grape juice), artificial sweeteners, sodas, potatoes, flavored popsicles, baby foods, broths, stews, and hot cereals made with tap water. Of these water, tea, coffee, shellfish, potatoes, and grapes can be considered healthy.
Flouride Delivery Mechanisms
Water fluoridation is the primary systemic method of fluoride delivery to the world’s population. Fluoride occurs naturally in water supplies, usually at very low concentrations of 0.1 ppm and adding flouride to these supplies is a relatively inexpensive endeavor.
This is a method of fluoride delivery used primarily in Europe, as well as Costa Rica, Colombia, and Jamaica. A landmark Swiss study found that fluoridating table salt reduced children’s caries levels by 50% over a 10-year period. An additional study in Jamaica reported similar results in a 10-year study in that country. There are concerns about excessive fluoride intake and the emergence of dental fluorosis as well as concerns about increased salt intake.
Adding fluoride to liquid, powdered and long-life milk has been implemented in Eastern Europe, China, the UK and South America. It has the advantage over water fluoridation in that it can be targeted directly at certain segments of the population and the intake can be controlled. However, well-controlled studies have not yet been conducted.
Fluoride varnish possesses a number of unique properties including the application of an increased concentration of fluoride that remains directly in contact with the outer surface of the tooth structure for an extended period of time (approximately 1–7 days). Inadvertent ingestion is very unlikely due to the properties of the varnish and its immediate adherence to the tooth surface upon contact with saliva. In contrast, the exposure of fluoride to tooth structure for a gel or foam is typically 15 minutes.
Toothpastes and mouth-rinses
Toothpaste is a soft substance that is used in the process of brushing teeth. It is usually dispensed from a tube that is squeezed to eject it onto a tooth brush. Fluoride is added to most toothpaste because of its properties of helping to strengthen the enamel of your teeth.
By 1914 fluoride was being added to toothpaste which was probably not too different from that which we use today. After World War 1, commercially manufactured toothpaste began to eclipse homemade tooth powder as the most popular product to clean teeth.
Similar to fluoridated toothpaste, rinsing with a flouride mouthwash reduces the chance of decay in children and adults. The most common compound used in mouth rinse is sodium fluoride, which is retained in saliva, it reduces dental plaque and ultimately helps prevent tooth decay.
Both the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA) currently recommend that oral fluoride supplements be used only in high-risk children residing in nonfluoridated areas.
“Fluoride has been named as one of the industrial chemicals causing brain damage to hundreds of thousands of people around the world in an open access scientific review of data examining neuro-behavioral effects including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other brain disorders – but this is just confirmation for what many have known for decades”. www.naturalblaze.com
The bad fluoride weakens skeletal health, causes arthritis, toxic to the thyroid, calcifies the ultra-important pineal gland, accelerates female puberty, harmful to male and female fertility, bad for kidney health, harmful to the cardiovascular system, negative cognitive effects
According to the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), an organization against added fluoride, long-term exposure may be linked to other health conditions, including:
- Dermatological (skin) conditions, such as acne.
- Weakened bones.
- Bone fractures.
- Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).
- Thyroid dysfunction.
- Weakened immune system.
- Heart issues, such as cardiac failure and cardiac insufficiency.
- Neurotoxic effects, such as ADHD.
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).
Fluoride – Think Twice
The dangers with fluoride use is that many consumers are not aware of the fluoride added to hundreds of products they routinely use. Some citizens do not even know that fluoride is added to their water, and because there are no food or bottled water labels, consumers are likewise not aware of those sources of fluoride.
While toothpaste and other dental products include disclosure of fluoride contents and warning labels, the average person has no context for what these ingredients or contents mean to them and their health.
Ensuring the elimination of fluoride consumption for me is a no brainer; there is no need for us to medicate ourselves with this toxic chemical.
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