Fluoride- Not many of us know much about it. We know it’s in our toothpaste, mouthwash, and that dentists give it to us for our teeth. But what is it really?
Dr. Mercola is a well known authority on the subject, check out his 10 Facts You Should Know About Fluoride here.
Here’s a little information on some of the problems with fluoride-
Dental fluorosis is a change in the appearance of the tooth’s enamel. These changes can vary from barely noticeable white spots in mild forms to staining and pitting in the more severe forms.
Dental Fluorosis is the most visible form of fluorosis, but it’s far from being ‘just cosmetic’ and of no further concern. It can also be an indication that the rest of your body, such as your bones and internal organs, including your brain, has been overexposed to fluoride as well. Skeletal fluorosis, which isn’t visible, is very difficult to distinguish from arthritis.
The CDC reports that around 40% of Americans have dental fluorosis, from chalky-looking lines and splotches to dark pits.
There have been over 34 human studies and 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage including lowered IQ in children, and studies have shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems , including bone cancer, dementia, and Arthritis.