Fluoride is Damaging Children's Teeth

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Dec 11, 2017, 6:25:14 AM12/11/17
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The most recent federal data reveals that over half of US children consumed so much fluoride it permanently discolored their teeth, while cavity rates have increased.


Fifty-seven percent of 6-19 year-olds have dental fluorosis (white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth), according to a 2016 Boston University dissertation by Behbehani, et al which was presented at the April 2017 National Oral Health Conference,  Behbehani also reported “[t]here was a significant increase in caries [cavity] experience.”


Fluoride is claimed to reduce tooth decay. But over-consumption while teeth are forming causes dental fluorosis. Cavity risk actually increases with more advanced fluorosis.


Using the same data-set as Behbehani, Fluoride Action Network (FAN) researchers, reportsthe 2011-2012 NHANES survey found dental fluorosis in 58.3% of the surveyed adolescents, including an astonishing 21.2% with moderate fluorosis, and 2% with severe.”


FAN reports the “data suggests that up to 24 million adolescents now have some form of dental fluorosis, with over 8 million adolescents having moderate fluorosis, and 840,000 having severe fluorosis.”


Covering fluorosis is a new money-maker for dentists as before and after photos attest to.


Fluoridation’s 1945 inception promised that only 10% would suffer the mildest, without moderate or severe, fluorosis. Today, unknown amounts of fluoride are delivered to virtually every American via the water, food supply, dental products, air pollution and/or medicines. There is no dispute that too much fluoride also damages bones.


Several studies link higher fluorosis levels to more tooth decay e.g. Caries Research 2/2013; Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2004; International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2001.


Low-income children, often the reason for mass-fluoridation, don’t benefit from fluoridation.


Attempts to reduce fluorosis rates have failed, including lowering infant formula fluoride levels, lowering supplement dose protocols, advising toddlers use pea-sized dabs of toothpaste without swallowing and avoiding the routine mixing of fluoridated water into infant formula.


In 2011, HHS further recommended lowering water fluoride levels to 0.7 mg/L to avoid fluorosis


“However, water concentration doesn’t equate to a child’s daily dose,” says Attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President. “Politics, not science, supports fluoridation – which is delivering risks without benefits.  Fluoridation is a sacred cow connected to the political viability of organized dentistry and the legislators they influence. People need to contact their elected officials and demand fluoridation be stopped and de-funded.”


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