What Many People Don’t Realize About Fluoride
Here’s the crazy thing about fluoride… It has never been approved by the FDA as either safe or effective, and the FDA actually designates it as an “unapproved new drug.”
Not only that, but products containing fluoride actually have to carry a poison warning on the label. Just check out your tube of fluoridated toothpaste and you can see it right there.
Over time, fluoride can accumulate in your tissues and bones, creating a number of serious health problems… especially for children.
When kids ingest or absorb significant amounts of fluoride from toothpaste or fluoridated water during their first eight years of life, it can lead to mottling of the teeth, or dental fluorosis. Ironically, this overexposure to fluoride leaves their teeth marked by unsightly yellow or brown stains and pits formed in the tooth enamel.
Children naturally swallow more toothpaste than adults do, putting them at a higher risk of fluoride toxicity right at the time when it can do the most harm.
But mottled and pitted teeth aren’t the only problems that can result from too much fluoride. Fluoride can also potentially…
- Accumulate in your bones and affect your flexibility, joint comfort and bone strength.
- Interfere with your thyroid function.
- Affect your brain function, and possibly damage the developing brain.
Any potential benefits from fluoride in toothpaste are outweighed by its more serious potential health-damaging effects, especially since it can accumulate in tissues and bones over time.
Fluoride is an essential trace mineral, meaning it’s required by your body in very small amounts to be healthy. But the thing about trace minerals is, getting too much can cause health problems. Most of us get all the fluoride we need from food, so adding it to drinking water and toothpaste simply introduces unnecessary risks.
Unfortunately, fluoride isn’t the only ingredient in toothpaste that exposes you to toxic risks. It’s just the first one on a long list. Let’s take look at this toxic cocktail called toothpaste…