Fluoride is rated as enamel protecting substance that shields your teeth from tooth decay. This myth has been used over and over from your tooth paste to mouth wash, from your drinking water to your dental treatment. Which is baseless, many researches, carried, suggests that fluoride not only protect you against tooth decay; but it also instigates a host of health problems, ranging from bone cancer to brain damage.
In America alone $50 billion are spent yearly to treat cavities, despite the fact that mouthwashes, toothpastes, and water supplies are flooded with fluoride. Consequently, proving the dubious nature of fluoride as cavity fighter. The research done by World Health Organization (WHO) proves that in Europe the people have better dental health in comparison with the Americans. i.e. because the majority of mainland Europe has banned the use of fluoride in water, respecting the health ramifications, whereas the U.S, adds fluoride to over 50 percent of its public water supplies—all in the name of healthy teeth. More than 25 studies have proven that fluoride found in drinking water, lowers the IQ in the children.
Still need more proof to clear your misconception about flouride!? So here goes, sodium fluoride is often used in cockroach and rat poisons—and which is a simpler form of fluoride! Plus,longtime consumption and accumulation of fluoride could also lead to:
- Impaired thyroid function
- Bone cancer
- Decreased intelligence
- Cell death
- Weakened immune system
- Reduced collagen synthesis
- Bone fractures
- Muscle disorders
- Increased infertility
So, Not Fluoride, What is The True Cause of Tooth Decay?
Leave the sugar and the fluoride! Excessive consumption of sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) speeds up tooth decay. The sugar, gets metabolized by the bacteria in the mouth, in the process it produces acid, which damages the tooth enamel and causes tooth decay.
I would suggest you to completely avoid fluoridated water and use filter water instead.; and give up on fluoride based mouthwashes and toothpastes, instead, go for fluoride-free alternatives.
By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain
Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,