Still Using Fluoride Toothpaste?

This vintage poster was probably not intended to look scary. But it does, and it should.

Like most Americans, you probably believe that fluoride prevents cavities and is good for your teeth. Aside from the fact that most name-brand toothpastes contain the synthetic sweetener saccharin and artificial colors, did you know there is no conclusive evidence fluoride prevents cavities?

There is, however, evidence that fluoride is carcinogenic, reduces IQ, and may cause a host of other health problems, according to Dr. Bill Osmunson, a dentist with a Masters in Public Health, who was interviewed last week by Dr. Joseph Mercola.

In fact, all fluoridated toothpaste contains these warnings, which do not appear on fluoride-free toothpastes:
“Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.”
“If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.”
“…do not swallow.”

So why do some U.S. cities fluoridate their drinking water? And why is it added to all major brands of toothpaste?

Choose fluoride-free toothpaste. One of my favorite toothpastes is Coral White. Smile!

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