Video: Why Worry about Fluoride Toothpaste?

Toothpaste labels warn us not to swallow even a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Did you know that the amount of flouride in this pea-sized glob is the same as the amount found in 8 ounces of fluoridated drinking water? Why does the toothpaste label say to call the Poison Control Center if it's ingested, but water does not have such a warning?

The CDC says dental fluorosis, which is caused by too much fluoride, now affects 33% of children aged 6 - 19. Fluorosis affects bones and organs, too, with a highly plausible connection to diseases like bone cancer (osteosarcoma).

Despite what the American Dental Association instructs its dentists to tell you about how fluoride prevents cavities, many different data sets show that cavities are not actually correlated with water flouridation.

This five minute video is worth a watch.

1 comment:

Daren said...

My dentist in Cookeville, TN who's also my orthodontist (Cookeville, TN) always reminds me of not to swallow fluoride everytime I come for regular check-ups. In the video by the way, I noticed the brand of toothpaste used. Well, that made me realize something there. Though it's been more than a year since this post has been made, I'd like to thank you for providing this info. I do hope water fluoridation would come to a stop, and let the dentists give people fluoride treatment themselves.