I remember when I was in elementary school once a week the nurse would come in and give us fluoride. Oh it was horrible. I had to swirl it around my mouth for 60 whole seconds and to make sure we took all of it in we had to flip the cup over. I actually still get chills when I think about it but not nearly as severe as the chills I get knowing that fluoride isn’t safe and is actually unhealthy.
Is Fluoride safe or unhealthy?
I know you might be screaming that I’m going to wreck your teeth but research on fluoride and teeth has actually been non conclusive to date. 11 different studies looked at 7,000 children and found that fluoride only has small amounts of cavity preventing effects on their teeth. One study even showed that fluoride had no positive effects.
Researchers of one study even concluded
““There is weak and inconsistent evidence that the use of fluoride supplements prevents dental caries in primary teeth … Mild-to-moderate dental fluorosis is a significant side effect. The current recommendations for use of fluoride supplements during the first six years of life should be re-examined.”
Scary stuff right?
What is fluoride?
Fun stuff right?
Sadly, fluoride is actually in your tap water!
Fluoride is purposely put into tap water as a way to fight other containment’s. But it’s not high quality fluoride rather, it’s a mix of lead, arsenic and other waste products. Every glass of water, every shower and every time you bursh your teeth your ingesting even more fluoride.
The National Institute of Health has even put out a list of potential unhealthy hazards that come from consuming fluoride through either the supplemental form or through drinking water. They include but are not limited to
- Teeth staining
- Increased saliva
- Weakness in your muscles
- Salty or soapy taste
- Upset stomach
Fluoride isn’t safe. While there are various movements to remove fluoride from our tap water I don’t really see that happening anytime soon. Your best bet is to grab this countertop water filtration system for your tap water. Filter everything especially your drinking water.