The 1950s was an era in which shoe stores boasted about their ability to find the perfect fit by using x-ray machines that leaked radiation like crazy; cigarettes were readily prescribed by physicians, especially to pregnant women; hospital patients were lined up and herded like cattle to receive electroshock therapy. By 1951, the addition of fluoride to public drinking water became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service.
Needless to say Science and Medicine have come a long way since then.
Currently, most developed nations don’t fluoridate their water supply. So why does the United States?? The Centers for Disease Control consider water fluoridation to be a major achievement in public health due to declining rates of tooth decay. However, they fail to mention these rates are also decreasing in countries that don’t add fluoride to their water.
“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice. (In Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
Numerous studies, pending legislation and recent growing awareness of its toxicity are contributing to a decrease in fluoridation, at least among dentists, such as mine. Though it can’t come soon enough for those of us already experiencing chronic immune system conditions.
Please note: I had regular dental care growing up, brushed every day and rarely drank soda; candy was for holidays. Yet since discovering my food sensitivity, both my dentist and I have noticed a marked difference in my dental health (a common experience corroborated by many members of my corn allergy support group; one noted significantly less discoloration of her enamel. In fact, I couldn’t help but feel smug when the first dental the hygienist in over 10 years to evaluate my teeth questioned whether I was being dramatic when I claimed it had been awhile since my last checkup).
Now I drink filtered water and brush with Calcium Bentonite Clay. No more inexplicable abscesses (apart from those caused by prior treatment from an unethical previous dentist). Furthermore, my teeth are no longer sensitive, which was a concern when I realized I had to give up my specially formulated toothpaste. Consequently, I’m highly suspicious of the pervasiveness of fluoride.
Investigate the following sources for yourself to figure out where you stand on the controversy: