After more than half a century of denial, the American Dental Association has finally admitted the facts and issued warnings regarding the many dangers of fluoride.
Fluoride has been added to drinking water for about 60 years, supposedly to prevent tooth decay. Research on the effects of fluoride have, however, shown that fluoride actually damages teeth through a process known as fluorosis.
Too much fluoride can lead to fluorosis, a discoloring of the teeth and breakdown of enamel — itself a result diametrically opposed to the dental health it supposedly is meant to prevent. It has also been connected to more serious developmental problems such as lower IQ. Excessive use of fluoride has also been linked to osteoporosis and damage to the nervous system.
Fluoride is an industrial waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry. It is wise to filter all fluoride out of your water using a reverse osmosis filter. Also, you can obtain Ayurvedic toothpastes which are natural and contain no fluoride.
Finally – Even Dental Association Agrees Fluoride is Bad
The American Dental Association, which has for many years been one of fluoride’s biggest advocates, alerted its members late last year that parents of infants younger than a year old “should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride” when mixing baby formula.However, while public health agencies in some states, such as Vermont and New Hampshire, immediately issued warnings in the media based on the ADA alert, other states took months to relay the message.
Florida’s Department of Health put the message on its website four months after it was issued along with a note that read: “Mixing formula with fluoridated water poses no known health risks.”
The ADA was concerned about fluorosis, a condition caused by too much fluoride that damages the enamel of teeth. Some scientists believe that even mild to moderate cases of fluorosis can lead to more significant problems. Studies have associated fluorosis with lower IQ, endocrine system problems, and skeletal damage.