Fluoride, as most of you probably know, is a chemical often found in toothpaste. Dentists and scientists alike say that fluoride is a non-harmful ingredient that keeps our teeth safe. However, there have been many studies that have shown that it may not be that safe for our overall, not just dental health. As a matter of fact, Dr. David Kennedy, a renowned dentist, says that there’s no ‘safe amount’ of fluoride in the toothpaste we buy and that it’s especially harmful to our children.
‘Fluoride Is Not Safe at All!’
Newest studies have shown that fluoride isn’t a safe substance at all – it may very well be one of the most dangerous ones. Added to a variety of toothpaste brands, fluoride has been approved for use by the American Dental Association as preventive care for a variety of dental problems. Fluoride isn’t just added to toothpaste – it can also be found in vitamin supplements, infant formula, and bottled water.
Over 90% of fluoride was supplied through public water systems in the USA in 2002. The government added fluoride to our water supplies even though there was no significant difference in the tooth decay rates of children in fluorinated and non-fluorinated areas.
Sodium fluoride has been labeled as toxic by ingestion, skin contact, and ingestion. The PPE recommends wearing gloves and safety glasses when handling it. Some recent studies have found fluorides more poisonous than arsenic, so it’s pretty clear that fluoride is a far cry from what some organizations have made us believe.
No Scientific Proof That It Helps
Fluoride was never scientifically confirmed to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride poisoning cases are on the rise, with thousands of calls to poison control centers reported every year. The high levels of fluoride we get from tap and bottled water and toothpaste are harming ours and our children’s health and can be fatal.
Don’t believe what your dentist or the government is saying – fluoride is as dangerous as many other toxic substances. Make your own DIY fluoride-free toothpaste to keep yourself healthy and protect the environment. Trust us – your body will thank you.