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The Truth About Fluoride And Your Dental Health

Close-up of a Toothpaste Tube and Toothpaste Containing Fluoride

Fluoride, the substance commonly believed to aid in better dental health, can be toxic and when used in excess may cause severe health problems. FDA warnings on toothpaste read:"Keep out of reach of children less than 6 years of age. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact poison control center immediately."

Fluoride Issues:

  1. 41 percent of American children have some form of dental fluorosis, a white or brown mottling of the teeth. In 2011, the American Department of Health and Human Services recommended a lowering of the level of fluoride added to the drinking water from a range 0.7-1.2 to 0.7ppm.
  2. Fluoride has been linked to a number of health problems including dental fluorosis, low IQ, hip fractures, thyroid problems, osteoporosis, and more.
  3. High fluoride levels can cause bone pain, spurs and fused vertebrae.(Time Magazine-Oct 24,2005)
  4. Fluoride is considered one of the top 10 common household toxins-found in toothpaste and tap water(Time Magazine-April 12, 2010)
  5. For all of these reasons and more, Dr Cloth discontinued the use of fluoride in his practice, choosing instead more biocompatible options that aid in cavity prevention. Some of these alternatives include MI paste(fluoride free) - contain supercharged calcium and phosphate derived naturally from milk proteins which change the pH of the saliva creating an environment which inhibits decay causing bacteria and bathes the tooth in healthy minerals and Xylitol-a naturally occurring sugar alcohol which inhibits bacterial activity.

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