Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Fluoridation is the Biggest Public Health Blunder of All Time

Public health actions achieved positive health outcomes -  but fluoridation is not one of them.

We've now learned that in the 1970's the sugar industry conspired with government officials at the National Institutes of Dental Research to take the heat off of sugar as a proven cavity-causer. Using tobacco industry tactics, "Big Sugar" convinced federal government dentists to look elsewhere for solutions such as unproven fluoride remedies.

So it's no surprise that, after 70 years of fluoridation, tooth decay is at crisis proportions. And sugar is finally being blamed

For example: Despite being over 90% fluoridated, 2/3 of people in West Virginia and Tennessee are missing teeth. The admitted culprit - sugar.

In 1945, fluoridation was expected to put dentists out of business. But instead of spreading less tooth decay across the land and "putting dentists out of business," fluoridation spread dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) into every nook and cranny of America providing more cosmetic dentistry income.  

Even though the CDC reports up to 60% of adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis, 51% of them have cavities.

Opposite to predictions, since fluoridation began in 1945:
1) Tooth decay crises occur in all fluoridated cities. See

4) Dental expenditures went up substantially, higher than the inflation rate, according to the GAO..

5) Poor children’s cavities are more prevalent, severe, occur earlier and more likely to be untreated.

7) More states had the need to hire Dental Directors

8) Since the Surgeon General announced a silent epidemic of tooth decay in 2000, scores of government, dental and oral health groups formed having countless meetings, symposiums, webinars and conventions including  one focused on the growing tooth decay rates in toddlers because 1/3 of 3-year-olds now have cavities.

9) Because the CDC's oral health group can't prove fluoridation is safe for everyone, the CDC hired public relations firms to spin data to make fluoridation more attractive than science and government reports show it is
         10) 52% of new recruits have oral health problems needing
         urgent attention that would delay overseas deployment
     12) The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis projects            the national demand for dentists is projected to grow by                 20,400 - a10% increase.

       13) One hundred and one patients died in hospitals from the                consequences of untreated tooth decay, according  to                      the Journal of the American Dental Association.                             Four million dental hospital emergency department visits                 were made in the US from 2008 through 2010 costing $2.7            billion.
         14) The United States spends more than  $111 billion on dental
               care every year, according to legislation created by Vermont
               Senator Bernie Sanders, et al. Sanders says that  "504,000   
               children age 5 to 17 missed at least one day of school due to 
               a toothache or other oral health problem in California aloneSanders
         said in 2012, "The United States is in the midst of a major dental 

      15) In December 2015, Health Affairs. reported that U.S. dental spending          increased to $113B in 2014, a 2.8% increase from 2013 and
       that expenditures on dental care are expected to continue to increase.

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