Saturday, December 18, 2021

Dentistry Treats Vitamin D Deficiency With Nonessential Fluoride Drugs for Profit

Vitamin D Deficiency, Not Fluoride Deficiency, Causes Cavities, Dentist/Researcher Reveals 

American Dental Association (ADA) internal documents reveal how it influenced the world to ignore a preponderance of evidence proving vitamin D can prevent tooth decay in order to promote nonessential fluoride so dentists could profit, reports Philippe P. Hujoel, PhD, DDS, Professor, Oral Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Washington (Nutrients December 2021).

Hujoel writes, “The ADA was a worldleading organization and its governing bodies worked through political channels to make fluoride a global standard of care for a disease which at the time was viewed as an indicator of vitamin D deficiencies.” The ADA scientific council endorsed vitamin D for 15 years but reversed its decision in 1989.  
The evidence suggests that professional organizations of clinical specialists, such as the ADA, have the power to create standards of care which ignore key evidence and consequently can harm public health, reports Hujoel.

It seems the rich and powerful ADA uses legislators, the media and water engineers for its own political viability and financial gain to manipulate the public into believing fluoride is an essential tooth nutrient - which it isn't. Artificial fluoridation is based more on politics and deception than science. 

Vitamin D deficiency, now common in US adults and children, is also more prevalent in the same groups suffering the most tooth decay.

Many current studies link vitamin D deficiency to more cavities.

After 77 years of water fluoridation, intending to dramatically reduce tooth decay, 70% of US children are fluoride-overdosed, afflicted with dental fluorosis (discolored teeth). Yet, tooth decay is epidemic. Like all drugs, fluoride has adverse side effects.

Vitamin D, an essential nutrient, is free via sunlight exposure; fluoride is a huge money maker.

ADA’s Seal of Approval is paid for reports CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta).

“ADA governing bodies had several channels of influence to put fluoride experts on authoritative writing panels who globalized the now conventional wisdom of ignoring and dismissing the evidence of the role of nutritional deficiencies in dental disease etiology,” writes Hujoel. 

“It did not matter that the professional organization had a self-evident conflict of interest; topical fluoride applications in dental offices were revenue-generating procedures, vitamin D prescriptions were not,” writes Hujoel.

Hujoel explains that vitamin D was shunned to knock competition from physicians.

With its success in suppressing vitamin D supplementation, the dental guild went on to dismiss other dental-related deficiencies such as vitamin C for gingival bleeding, according to Hujoel.

He concludes, “Public health may well depend on looking at professional societies no different than the way we look at the pharmaceutical industry— conflicted organizations with a power to shape conventional wisdom based on fragile evidence. This historical analysis adds to the evidence that professional societies should serve their members and be kept at arm’s length from research agendas, disease definitions, clinical practice guidelines, and public health policies.” 

The powerful politics of the ADA is well documented as explained here and here and here.

Buried on its website but rarely, if ever, shared with the public, the ADA admits science shows (under "dental caries") Vitamin D deficiency is linked to more cavities.  

Fluoridation gives dentistry “political viability” was admitted in a 1981 Journal of the  American Dental Association article. (“Fluoridation Election Victory: A Case Study for Dentistry in Effective Political Action”)

ADA is cited in this 2002 article admitting "It is important for pregnant women to receive sufficient amounts of nutrients, including calcium, protein, phosphorous and vitamins A, C and D." 

"This review aims to provide comprehensive evidence of how Vitamin D levels should be considered to promote good oral health, and to summarize how Vitamin D Deficiency may hamper oral development and its role in certain oral conditions." (Nutrients 2020)

High doses of vitamin D during pregnancy improved tooth enamel in offspring. (New York Times 2019)