Wednesday, October 27, 2021

See How Fluoridationists Mislead and Misinform the Public, Legislators and Dental Professionals, as well

Using their titles and degrees more often than science, fluoridationists often say:

1) Fluoride is natural - The truth is that the most-used fluoridation chemicals are not natural calcium fluoride but instead are never safety-tested hydrofluosilicic acid and sodium fluoride which “has not been found by FDA to be safe and effective” 

 2) Fluoridation reduces disparities - It doesn’t. For example, "Despite significant financial, training, and program investments, US children's caries experience and inequities continued to increase over the last 20 years," according the American Journal of Public Health (2017).

3) CDC proclaims fluoridation is 1 of the 10 Greatest Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century - CDC also reports, “The prevalence of dental caries in a population is not inversely related to the concentration of fluoride in enamel and a higher concentration of enamel fluoride is not necessarily more efficacious in preventing dental caries.”

 4) There are hundreds or thousands of studies prove fluoridation safety - There are not. In fact, the studies CDC lists as proving safety actually don’t

 5) Fluoridation is safe for every human for their entire lifetimes - That has never been proven. Fluoride, neither a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth is a drug with side effects – the most egregious is fluoride’s neurological effects. Fluoride’s kidney effects are 100 years old and its thyroid effects well documented. 

So, after 76 years of fluoridation which was supposed to drastically reduce tooth decay, save money and put dentists out of business with a minimum of adverse side effects (mild dental fluorosis): 

 • 70% of US children and adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis – much of it moderate/severe – creating a lucrative new cosmetic dentistry business for dentists.

• Tooth decay is epidemic, according to the American Association of Pediatric Dentists 

• In 1950 there were 42 dental Schools. Now there are 68

• 16,555 were enrolled in dental school in 1969-70. Now 25,995 are enrolled, the most ever. 

• Dental spending reached a historic high of $136 billion, according to the American Dental Association 

• Dental hospital emergency room visits doubled from 1 million in 2000 to 2.2 million in 2012, costing 1.6 billion dollars annually. 

• More dentists and dental groups now oppose fluoridation. For example, the IAOMT, the IABDM, these dentists. 378 dentists listed here. More are opposed but fear speaking out .

Organized dentistry is one of the richest and most powerful special interest groups.  Fluoridation is their sacred cow. Most dentists prefer to treat the water of; but not the teeth of low income folks.  Eighty percent of dentists refuse Medicaid patients. 

Americans are fluoride-overdosed and dentist deficient. 74 million Americans don't have dental insurance and, many of those that do, can't afford dentistry's out-of-pocket expenses

According to the CDC, oral health disparities persists: 

"Among working-age US adults, over 40% of low-income and non-Hispanic Black adults have untreated tooth decay. Untreated oral disease has a large impact on quality of life and productivity:

  • Over 34 million school hours were lost in the United States in 2008 because of unplanned urgent dental care.
  • Over $45 billion is lost in productivity in the United States each year because of untreated oral disease.
  • Nearly 18% of all working-age adults, and 29% of those with lower incomes, report that the appearance of their mouth and teeth affects their ability to interview for a job.
Politic$, not science, supports fluoridation.

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