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Israel Announces End to Water Fluoridation

Israel has officially ended water fluoridation, stoking the controversial issue on the global scale. On one side are dentists and organizations (including the American Dental Association) that support water fluoridation, saying it is an effective way to prevent tooth decay. On the other side, a growing number of scientists and world-renowned research institutions object to the outdated practice, with some naming it a sloppy and ineffective form of medicine. Most alarming was a paper published by the Harvard School of Public Health in 2012, in which researchers issue a strong word of caution against the use of fluoride in public water systems. Read more about this breaking story, and learn 8 reasons why health experts say to stay away from fluoride.

By | 2014-09-07T18:19:50+00:00 September 7th, 2014|Fluoride in Your Water, Holistic Dentistry, Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Scientific World Journal Calls for Critical Review of Fluoridated Public Water

A new article published in The Scientific World Journal has doctors, researchers, and health agencies from around the world reconsidering the potential harm caused by fluoridated public water. Water fluoridation is a controversial topic. On one side, the pro-fluoride lobby insists fluoride is essential in preventing widespread tooth decay. Fluoride proponents believe the mineral strengthens tooth enamel, making it more difficult for acid-producing plaque to cause cavities and dental caries.

By | 2014-04-25T19:38:26+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Fluoride in Your Water|0 Comments

Is Baby Water with Fluoride Safe for Infants?

Baby water with fluoride claims to help children develop strong and healthy teeth. Studies by the Harvard School of Public Health claim otherwise, calling fluoride a potentially toxic mineral that seems to cause “chemical brain drain” in children (i). Nestlé, the leading brand behind the new fluoride water for babies, must now answer serious questions about fluoride and children’s health as the U.S. Court of Appeals has agreed to hear oral arguments from a mother whose daughter allegedly developed dental fluorosis as a result of the fluoridated bottled water.

By | 2014-04-21T03:00:10+00:00 April 21st, 2014|Fluoride in Your Water|0 Comments

Freedom of Choice: Lessons Learned from Portland’s Fluoride-Free Victory

Freedom of Choice- Lessons Learned from Portland’s Fluoride-Free VictoryAt the end of 2012, Portland city council members met behind closed doors in an attempt to pass a public water fluoridation mandate. When word of the council’s plan leaked, citizens sprang into action, collecting an unprecedented 400,000+ signatures to bring the controversial decision to the public for a vote. Six months have passed since that time, and we're happy to announce that the residents of Portland have successfully voted to keep public water free of fluoride. So, what can we learn about Portland’s recent underdog victory against the pro-fluoride lobby?

By | 2013-06-10T12:49:19+00:00 June 10th, 2013|Fluoride in Your Water, Holistic Dentistry|0 Comments

Portland, Oregon Successfully Votes ‘NO’ on Water Fluoridation

Portland, Oregon Successfully Votes NO on Water FluoridationPortland Uses Science and Integrity to Defeat Fluoridation the headlines read, accompanied by photos of cheering crowds and bright, smiling faces. Residents of Portland, Oregon, have successfully voted against a recently proposed water fluoridation program, keeping more than a half million Americans safe from the potentially toxic side effects of fluoridated water. Residents voted against the fluoridation proposal 61% to 39%, sealing what many are calling one of the most significant victories against the controversial practice to date.

By | 2013-06-03T07:15:58+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Fluoride in Your Water|0 Comments

Actor Ed Begley Jr. Calls for Fluoride Choice, Not Mandate

Actor Ed Begley Jr. Calls for Fluoride Choice, Not MandateThe fluoride-free dentistry movement has recently gained some star power, as actor and environmental advocate Ed Begley Jr. released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA), speaking out against the dated and potentially dangerous practice. The PSA was released in conjunction with the Fluoride Action Network, a leading advocacy group that aims to spread awareness for the toxicity of fluoride among citizens, scientists, and policymakers.

By | 2013-05-20T17:39:36+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Fluoride in Your Water, Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Wichita Paper Misleads Residents, Says Harvard Fluoride Study is ‘Not Applicable’

Wichita Paper Misleads Residents, Says Harvard Fluoride Study is ‘Not Applicable’Is adding fluoride to public drinking water a good thing? For many, the answer seems obvious: Yes. Television commercials, oral hygiene products, and even traditional dentists actively endorse fluoride as a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay. Many are surprised to learn, however, that there is no clinical evidence to support such a claim. The tide is beginning to turn, and communities across America are putting an end to water fluoridation programs that are not only a danger to residents, but also an unnecessary cost to the municipality.

Assure A Smile Supports a ‘Fluoride-Free Florida’

Assure A Smile Supports a Fluoride Free FloridaSince the early 1900s, American citizens have been led to believe that fluoridated water helps to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. However, there is a wealth of research that indicates fluoride exposure may cause serious bodily harm. Fluoride has been shown to accumulate in vital soft tissues, like the Pineal Gland of the brain, and it may cause severe damage to the kidneys, reproductive system, and may even lower IQ scores among children. In this light, it is easy to see why holistic dentistry professionals and fluoride-free water advocates believe that supplementing public drinking water with fluoride is ineffective, costly, and potentially toxic to residents.

By | 2013-01-21T03:00:47+00:00 January 21st, 2013|Fluoride in Your Water|0 Comments