Mainstream medicine loves fluoride. Dentists sing it’s praises, and advocate the fluoridation of water supplies “for the good of the children” But what dentists and other healthcare experts aren’t telling you about is the downside to fluoridation: Dental fluorosis is often described as “the mild spotting or discoloration of teeth.” But what many “health experts” call mild, may actually be severe, and a symptom of potentially more serious disorders to come. Dental fluorosis affects children, and may be a sign of potential future health or dental problems.
What “mild” dental fluorosis looks like
What mainstream medicine considers to be “mild” dental fluorosis actually looks quite alarming. Teeth appear discolored with white flecks and other discoloration covering up to 50% of the surface area of the tooth. According to WebMD, these are the symptoms of dental fluorosis:
Questionable. The enamel shows slight changes ranging from a few white flecks to occasional white spots.
Very mild. Small opaque paper-white areas are scattered over less than 25% of the tooth surface.
Mild. White opaque areas on the surface are more extensive but still affect less than 50% of the surface.
Moderate. White opaque areas affect more than 50% of the enamel surface.
Severe. All enamel surfaces are affected. The teeth also have pitting that may be discrete or may run together.
What WebMD isn’t telling you
The spots and discoloration on the enamel of the tooth also mean that the tooth enamel has been weakened and become more brittle. Keep in mind, that teeth are bones! WebMD doesn’t mention the fact that the rest of the bones in the body may also be affected, meaning that they may also be weaker and more brittle. It is known that fluoride affects the skeleton, but strangely, no health authorities are raising the alarm, and calling for research. What is very troubling about this is: Health experts know there is excessive fluoride in water, and have recommended reducing fluoride levels. However, the EPA hasn’t acted on this information.
Another troubling fact that WebMD doesn’t mention is that exposure to fluoride has been shown to be linked to coronary artery disease in adults. This means that children that get dental fluorosis may have a higher risk of heart disease later in life!
What you can do about dental fluorosis
If your child’s teeth shows signs of dental fluorosis, you can reduce the amount of fluoride they are exposed to by installing fluoride removal filters in your home. You should talk to your dentist about the degree to which your child’s teeth are affected by dental fluorosis. Your dentist may recommend reducing the amount of fluoride in your child’s toothpaste.
Eliminating fluoride from your water is the best way to prevent dental fluorosis, and it’s a safe thing to do. Studies have shown that children that practice good dental hygiene don’t get much (if any) benefit from fluoridated water.
The fluoride in water and the fluoride in toothpaste are different types of fluoride
The fluoride used in toothpaste is actually sodium fluoride, an average person would have to consume 5 – 10 grams of it for it to be lethal. The fluoride used in water fluoridation is different, it’s Hexafluorosilicic acid. Unlike sodium fluoride, if you consumed a just one gram of concentrated Hexafluorosilicic acid, you would likely be dead before the ambulance arrived.
Sodium fluoride is the naturally occurring form of fluoride that you find in nature. Hexafluorosilicic acid is what they’re spiking your drinking water with. The reason for this isn’t given, but what is known is that Hexafluorosilicic acid is cheaper by the ton than sodium fluoride. That may be the reason public health authorities use the more toxic form of fluoride in drinking water.
Fact: The Hexafluorosilicic acid used to fluoridate water is more harmful than naturally occurring sodium fluoride.
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