Facts:

  • 97% of Western Europe has chosen fluoride-free water sources. Instead of mandating fluoride treatment for the entire population, individuals can use their own discretion with fluoridation.
  • Fluoride is the only treatment added to water for medication, all other chemicals added are for water safety and quality. 
  • Contrary to popular belief, fluoride has minimal benefit when swallowed, and has many risks when ingested. These risks can affect the brain, thyroid gland, bones, kidneys, as well as many other systems in the body.
  • The industrial chemicals used to fluoridate water may present unique health risks not found with naturally occuring fluoride complexes. The chemicals fluorosilic acid, sodium silicofluoride, and sodium fluoride - used to fluoridate drinking water are industrial waste products from the phosphate fertilizer industry.
  • Water fluoridation's benefit to teeth have been exagerated. Studies suggest there is no difference in tooth decay between fluoridated and non-fluoridated countries, cavities do not increase when fluoridation stops, and fluoridation does not prevent oral health issues in low-income areas (where they have the least likely option for non-fluoridated options).
  • Due to other sources, in addition to fluoridated water sources, people are becoming over-exposed to fluoride. The main other source is dental products such as toothpaste, floss, and oral rinses. This increase in fluoride exposure has caused an increase in fluorosis, especially in children. (other sources include pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and processed foods).

Fluorosis:

Excessive ingestion or topical application of fluoride during childhood years can lead to a condition called "Fluorosis." The impacted teeth are effected by this condition, where the enamel is compromised. The effected teeth may have visible discolorations varying from white spots to brown or black spots. In extreme cases, the enamel can be so effected to cause chipping and decay. 

 

                                                                                                      

                           

information from http://www.fluoridealert.org/. please visit this site for more information. 

Dr. Michael D. Bell

8068 West Sahara Ave Suite A
Las Vegas, NV 89117
702-256-7666