Written on February 10, 2012 – 9:35 pm | by EBB Team
The number of articles with regard to the negative long-term health effects of fluoride in toothpaste seems to be growing exponentially in recent years and yet no one seems in the least bit alarmed. Is fluoride just the new mass hysteria of the decade?
Reading some of the arguments and statistics against fluoride use in toothpaste should make parents at least curious to do some more research about what goes into their children’s (and their own) mouth and, ultimately, body. Is fluoride the poison that some dentists and doctors are warning us about?
The anti-fluoride camp talks about “fluoride toxicity” which over time can lead to gastrointestinal problems, interferes with bone formation, causes kidney, liver and thyroid problems and the list goes on and on. Most doctors, dentists and researches dismiss such claims and insist that the low dosage of fluoride in toothpaste and in tap water has been only beneficial to our teeth.
Is this something that concerns you or do you think it is an exaggeration? What toothpaste do you use for your families oral hygiene? As always we would love to hear your thoughts and get a healthy discussion going. Awareness allows all of us to learn and make educated decisions for our families and for our children.
(Photo source: http://toxicfreekidsblog.org/)