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Fluoride Supplements Shown to Have No Benefits, Only Dangers

Mike Barrett
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December 21st, 2011
Updated 11/17/2012 at 2:21 pm
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Fluoride is being added to water supplies around the world in the name of cavity prevention and enhanced tooth health. At the same time, fluoride supplements are being recommended to those who don’t have the “luxury” of a fluoridated water supply. And while there is already a great deal of previous research available showing the ineffectiveness and dangers of fluoride, even more research has surfaced revealing its lack of necessity with a focus on fluoride supplements.

CDC Ignores Evidence Surrounding Fluoride

Recent research conducted by the Cochrane Oral Health Group has yet again shown that fluoride supplements are ineffective at reducing tooth decay in primary teeth. Not only that, but health risks from fluoride supplementation aren’t even studied enough for the supplements to be pushed in the first place. It was found that these supplements, which are heavily endorsed by the CDC, provide no more benefit than topical treatments, which are thought to be a little bit safer by many due to minimal fluoride ingestion.

One review from 2008 found in the Journal of the American Dental Association reported that fluoride supplements provide no benefit to primary teeth, and ironically only cause mild or severe dental fluorosis. But while dental fluorosis is concerning, it is just one minor problem when compared to the many serious health issues fluoride induces. Belgium has even stopped selling fluoride supplements in 2002 due to fluoride causing physical and neurological harm while at the same time providing little to no benefit to teeth. Interestingly enough, vitamin D has actually been found to be better than fluoride at cavity prevention, with documentation demonstrating the effect of natural sunlight exposure on dental health going as far back as the Civil War.

Over 72 percent of Americans drink water treated with fluoride and a large majority of the nation has been consuming this poison for years. It is unfortunate to see the government pushing a substance on the population that has even been linked to lowering the IQ of children while also giving people cancer. Countries around the world also recognize these dangers, and therefore reject water fluoridation. Luckily, many U.S. states are progressively moving away from fluoridated water as research continues to come out on the subject. Even if fluoride was beneficial to teeth, the damage it does to the body would logically be a priority over increased tooth health.

About Mike Barrett:
2.thumbnail Fluoride Supplements Shown to Have No Benefits, Only Dangers Google Plus Profile |Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.

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  • http://www.facefxreviews.com Lea

    Fluoride is the only one of the 101 deadly toxins in water that is put there deliberately to dispose of a toxic waste and can be eliminated by simply turning off a tap.

  • http://www.musclediscussion.com bodybuilding

    Now that we have learned about all the ways they have poisoned us and they don't want us to take supplements

  • Bonnie

    Wow……don't quite know why you guys are all so concerned about fluoride after all the koolaid you have been drinking. Paranoid much?

  • Nonkon

    Just read all the comments, and was pleasantly pleased with their valid, lucid, clear comments. Let us make this world that we've been given by the Lord, and stewardship of our resources and how we mitigate our impact, so that life can continue on earth.

  • Bina

    All I know is that when I lived in a city that had flouride in the water I never had a cavity. About 7 year ago I moved to one that doesnt, NOW I get cavities. So now I want to moved back.

  • RUReady

    I hate to interject facts here, but I guess I have no choice. This article states, "Recent research conducted by the Cochrane Oral Health Group has yet again shown that fluoride supplements are ineffective at reducing tooth decay in primary teeth."

    Well, I looked up that study. I'll post the link to it below. But if you want the executive summary, here it is.

    "Plain language summary: The review indicates that in schoolchildren (greater than 6 years of age), fluoride supplements when compared with no fluoride supplementation had a preventive effect on caries in permanent teeth."

    Had a preventive effect. The study concludes the exact OPPOSITE of what this website claimed.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/146518

    • Doug Cragoe

      RUReady is correct. However, there are other quotes from the link that do not support the use of fluoride supplements, despite the fact that they might reduce some tooth decay. Here's the other quotes:

      "We rated 10 trials as being at unclear risk of bias and one at high risk of bias, and therefore the trials provide weak evidence about the efficacy of fluoride supplements."

      So the evidence that they work at all rests on weak evidence. Meanwhile, there is a large body of work that points to the fluorosis risk from swallowing fluoride supplements, and it is a considerable risk. If you look at the history of fluoride supplements and it's related schedule you find that the recommendations for swallowed fluoride have been reduced over the decades. Now, even pro-fluoridation American Dental Association scientists are calling for the elimination of fluoride supplements for most children.

      More quotes:

      "There was no differential effect between fluoride supplements and topical fluorides for preventing dental caries."

      "When fluoride supplements were compared with topical fluorides or with other preventive measures, there was no differential effect on permanent or deciduous teeth."

      "Many of the studies included in the review had been conducted at a time when topical fluorides were not widely used. There is thus a lack of evidence from the review to make actual good recommendations. Today, the effect of fluoride supplements in children using fluoride toothpastes on a regular basis would probably be limited."

      So even if they do work, if you believe current mainstream dental research then you would conclude that they provide only a small benefit for a definite risk of fluorosis. For 60 years the harmful effects of ingesting fluoride have been discounted or ignored simply for the political reason that this kind of science impedes the spread of water fluoridation. I think it a bit unwise to trust the health of your child to scientists who are often under pressure to declare fluoride safe to swallow. There was enough scientific evidence against swallowing fluoride in the 1940's to spark the ongoing scientific debate in government agencies and public health institutions. Now we have even more scientific evidence against fluoride. The debate is not even close to ending. Meanwhile there are more American children with fluorosis – and so far not much being done to prevent it because to do so would threaten water fluoridation.

  • John Hendricks

    It's not just the flouride that is a problem – there are about a hundred other deadly toxins also mixed with the flouride.

    • http://www.fluoridefreeaustin.com Rae Nadler-Olenick

      Fluoride is the only one of the 101 deadly toxins in water that is put there deliberately to dispose of a toxic waste and can be eliminated by simply turning off a tap.

      (I'm speakng of artificial fluoridation, of course, not the natural F that occurs in some water).

  • John Hendricks

    It's not just th flouride that is a problem – there are about a hundred other deadly toxins also.

  • Elizabeth

    The truth is finally coming to light.

  • Lynn D,

    I am very happy to say that the county I live in voted last October to remove the toxic industrial rat poison waste (aka sodium flouride) from our water supply! Perhaps my numerous letters to the editor and printouts of the dangers of sodium flouride sent to the local water companies and dentists had something to do with it. You never know………Keep shining the light of Truth on the darkness!

  • Mary Sparrowdancer

    Fluoride has been the "cash cow" for the pharmaceutical industry for over 60 years. Fluoride disrupts hormones, causes tendon rupture and muscle damage, causes renal failure and cardiac arrest… In other words, it causes unpleasant symptoms literally from head to toe. The only ones who ever reaped benefits from our forced consumption of fluoride has been Big Pharma.

  • steve barnes

    Now that we have learned about all the ways they have poisoned us and they don't want us to take supplements and not eat their junk garbage processed foods and they know they won't be able to control us much longer means they will commit another attack and then kiss the Internet goodbye. They will regulate it.

    • will

      Ah even if there were another false flag attack how would that…Regulate the internet.

      If the Powers that be wanted the net destroyed or saw it as a threat it would have started in 2001.

      Besides the internet is what keeps them empowered as well.

      They have one of the most powerful information gathering tools ever created al la facebook.

      Thats right sheeple, Facebook has a better background on you then a psychologist could make in 10 years of regular meetings.

      And you gave it to the world free of charge along with your most personal message and beliefs.