A 2016 dissertation by Behbehani, based on US federal statistics, reports that 57% of 6-19 year-olds have dental fluorosis (white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth) which occurs when too much fluoride is ingested while children’s teeth are forming.(1) However, despite this fluoride overdose, “There was a significant increase in caries (cavities) experience,” Behbehani reports.
Water fluoridation began with the promise that it would reduce tooth decay drastically with little or no dental fluorosis. But that hasn’t happened.
Organized dentistry convinces legislators fluorosis is attractive or hardly noticable when lobbying for mandatory fluoridation. But individual dentists make money, usually not reimbursed by insurance, covering up unsightly fluorosis as these advertisements attest to (2)
Virtually the only fluoride source was fluoridation when it began in 1945 with the “guarantee” that only 10% would suffer the mildest, without any moderate or severe, fluorosis which is actually seen today. The CDC reported in 2010 that at least 3% is moderate or severe.
Senator Bernie Sanders declared a dental crisis in America in 2012 (3)
There is no dispute that too much fluoride damages bones and children’s teeth. The concentration of fluoride in water doesn’t equte to individual dose from all sources.
Today, unknown amounts of fluoride are delivered to virtually every American via the water, food supply, dental products, air pollution and/or medicines.
In 2003, researchers Levy et al. analyzed the the fluoride content of some foods. (4) For example:
– Processed chicken contained 4.4 parts per millionn (ppm) and 10.0 ppm fluoride
– Cereals: 3.8 to 6.3 ppm
– Creamed spinach: 2 ppm
– Soft drinks: up to 1.55 ppm
– Decaffeinated tea: 3.19 ppm
– White grape juice: 4 ppm
– Ready-to-feed infant formula: from 0.15 to 0.30 ppm
Attempts to reduce fluorosis rates have failed, including lowering infant formula fluoride levels, lowering supplement dosages several times , advising toddlers use fluoride-free toothpaste or pea-sized dabs of fluoridated toothpaste without swallowing, avoiding the routine mixing of fluoridated water into infant formula and lowering artificially fluoridated water levels.
Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor essential for dental health. It would make better sense to stop adding fluoride into all Americans via the water supply so individuals can be better monitored for their fluoride intake if they choose to eat fluoride.
“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 and the money-interests that benefit . People need to contact their elected officials and demand fluoridation be stopped and de-funded,” says attorney Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF)
1) Boston University, “Dental fluorosis, dental caries, and oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) in the United States” BY
EMAN SAMIR BEHBEHANI
3) Dental Crisis in America, February 29, 2012, by Bernie Sanders and on his website.
4) Dental Clinics of North America 47 (2003), Current and future role of fluoride in nutrition, by Warren & Levy, 225-243
New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
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New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc provides information about the health hazards of fluoride and fluoridation rarely shared by mainstream media
*This release was published on openPR at https://www.openpr.com/news/1812806/dissertation-fluoride-damaged-teeth-cavities-increasing