Don't Swallow Your Toothpaste

Don't Swallow Your ToothpasteWe all want the best for our children, including sparking white teeth. Children today have fewer fillings than ever before, but what is the truth behind this great success story? Better care of our teeth or the magic ingredient in our toothpaste fluoride?

Some parts of Britain like Birmingham already add fluoride to the water and there are now plans to extend this to other cities: Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and London. But fluoride is a poison. It may work in small quantities, but people are worried that there is just too much of it around.

Dental health has been transformed, especially among poorer people. Before fluoride, toothpaste decay was rampant. Yet, dental health has also improved dramatically in countries which do not add fluoride to their water. Britain’s fluoride is imported from Holland, where ironically, fluoridation has been banned.

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  • http://none.com rocky

    The Brits have always drunk a lot tea, which, this documentary says contains a good amount of fluoride, more than one part per million; which means that they've been absorbing fluoride, by means of the tea, for much longer than the americans; yet, the brits have always been known for having poor teeth -- and now they want to add it to their water supplies!?

  • Not Just In Toothpaste and Water Anymore!

    Even those who aren't convinced of the toxicity of fluoride should be concerned about the level of fluoride added to the water supply. The optimum level was set in the 1940s at approximately 1 ppm (equal to 1 mg/l). This was based on assumptions that the total intake of fluoride would be 1 mg/day, assuming 4 glasses of water were drunk per day. However, current intake of fluoride comes not just from the water supply. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa and reported in the November issue of the Journal of American Dental Association found that 71% of more than 300 soft drinks contained 0.60 ppm fluoride. Toothpaste, beverages, processed food, fresh fruits and vegetables, vitamins and mineral supplements all contribute to the intake of fluoride. It is now estimated that the total amount of fluoride ingested per day is 8 mg/day, eight times the optimum levels.

    The most recognized problem with the ingestion of too much fluoride is dental fluorosis. This condition is characterized by the failure of tooth enamel to crystallize properly in permanent teeth. The effects range from chalky, opaque blotching of teeth to severe, rust-colored stains, surface pitting and tooth brittleness.

    An article in the Irish Times of Dublin on August 16, 1999, reports that Dr. Hans Moolenburgh's research in Holland found that up to 4 percent of people using fluoridated water experienced health problems. These problems ranged from gastrointestinal disorders to mouth sores to rashes to headaches to forms of arthritis to more serious concerns such as cancers and neurological complaints.

  • Safetylight

    Two points only. . .

    1. Fluoride only has its supposedly positive effects on tooth enamel when applied topically. Ingesting through drinking water doesn't do anything for teeth at all.

    2. Fluoride is a very specific neurotoxin. There is a reason it is a component of many anti-depressant drugs.

    Water fluoridation is a wholesale maneuver designed to dumb down and pacify large populations. Research this and make some smart choices.

  • john

    Wow, after watching this, I'll be searching out a toothpaste that doesn't contain any fluoride.

    Also, is that bald pro-fluoride dude getting paid to say that fluoride is harmless even in large doses? Disgusting.

  • Trippinrob

    This really scars me, I'm smoking a bowl.

    Help build the Magnetic motor people
    Tesla's idea eh.

    Peace & Regards

  • Heathre

    No one should have fluoride go in to their body in any form. The reason some people have great teeth and others don't is their diet. Diet isn't the only cause of good or bad teeth, but it's a huge part. Check out Weston Price.

  • Son Of Scotland

    A Just Drink Buckfast :)

  • Phantom

    @Trippinrob

    see some ppl knows whats going on ^^

  • toddy

    @heathre also teeth health is based on genectics: if one of your parents and or grandparents had poor teeth you may have also, it's not solely based on diet. unfort. i share the same issue on bad teeth as my father has.

  • AlMason

    Who was Dr. Harold C. Hodge ??

  • L0LAW0NKA

    Yeah, it's common sense people. Sodium monofluorophosphate is feaking SALT. And sodium flouride is a detox compound!!!!
    I buy special tooth paste without these chemicals. I mean, they say it cleans your teeth but at the same time it makes them weaker and that's why you have to use more. Colgate and Crest are damn evil. XPPPPP

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Pfister/790999893 Kevin Pfister

    We are one of the few communities in California that have never fluoridated our water...and amazingly, we are also one of the only communities in the area with a healthy budget, allowing us to hire cops that other cities are laying off

  • oklima

    How the hell am I supposed to brush my teeth then? With turd? How does one reconcile this paradox? I call it the Paradox of the Fluoride and the Turd. Thanks for listening.

  • Indre Taskas

    i have a mild case of florosis It is because the water where i live was full of flouride and no one was informed about the dangers of it. Most of the people still aren't.

  • Peter Campbell

    Make your own! Baking soda and the likes, google it

  • Karmiccontrail

    VICCO Herbal toothpaste contains 20 herbal extracts combined in the ancient Ayurvedic tradition to be good for your teeth gums and mouth.No course abrasives .No added colour.And of course no fluoride .Made in India and available from your indian shop.
    My gums were bleeding , a sign of gum disease . I started to use Vicco and the bleeding stopped .
    There is so much suffering in this world so learn why you should engage your whole mouth to chant Hare Krishna .

  • Karmiccontrail

    !!!!!!!!!!!! I TAKE IT ALL BACK VICCO HAS WATER IN IT ? ,SODIUM SACCHARIN an artificial sweetener causes tumors in rats , FLAVOUR ???which could mean anything and METHAL HYDROXY BENZOATE SODIUM.not sure ???

    SORRY FOLKS ,HOPE I DIDNT PIOSON ANYONE .
    LOOKS LIKE A SEARCH FOR ORGANIC TOOTHPASTE IS NEEDED.

    This material world is useless ,there is danger at every step of the way .Chant

    HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE
    HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

  • Harpurkh

    I like the cut of your jib son...Hare Krsna!
    However, might I inquire why you are spamming comments about Krsna Consciousness? It is wonderful to see you practicing non-violence in such a way, but your attempts to get people's attention has essentially blocked me from doing a search for an actual documentary about Krsna, the Superme, or anything subject matter related. Although the Bhagavad-Gita is THE ultimate source for understanding one's constitutional position and one's relation of service to all, especially Krsna, I do still like to continue to fill my head with as much knowledge as possible from as many sources as possible.
    PS...I already chant HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE/ HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE everyday in the morning after showering and throughout much of my day. Nothing is more transcendental than the chanting of Hare Krsna.

    Hare Krsna brother

  • Harpurkh

    I like the cut of your jib son...Hare Krsna!
    However, might I inquire why you are spamming comments about Krsna Consciousness? It is wonderful to see you practicing non-violence in such a way, but your attempts to get people's attention has essentially blocked me from doing a search for an actual documentary about Krsna, the Superme, or anything subject matter related. Although the Bhagavad-Gita is THE ultimate source for understanding one's constitutional position and one's relation of service to all, especially Krsna, I do still like to continue to fill my head with as much knowledge as possible from as many sources as possible.
    PS...I already chant HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE/ HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE everyday in the morning after showering and throughout much of my day. Nothing is more transcendental than the chanting of Hare Krsna.

    Hare Krsna brother

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DSVQIRQRKYL2OQSVJSUBULVYQI 1

    Interesting, that the family members all hadd urine tests to measure the levels of flouride excreted and even though they all live in a non-flouride-water area now, the mum(drinks lots of tea) still had high levels of flouride.
    Interesting too, that the dad (didn't drink tea)had low levels living from drinking the same water and using the same toothpaste.
    This documentary suggests that it is possible to have low levels of flouride in your urine, even if you have drunk water containing flouride, and even if you use flouride toothpaste, but if you drink tea, your flouride intake can be high.
    I would like to know what brand of tea they drink.

  • Leaper

    The way I see it is that if people are so concerned about getting enough fluoride they should be able to get it from the government.

    This is a situation that If not everyone wants it, not everyone should get it. Fluoride should not be forced on everyone because it does not need to be.

    How do people know if the people who are promoting fluoride are people who have or do not have interests in companies that sell fluoride?

    It is completely logical to believe that someone who for example has shares in a company that sells fluoride to want water to be fluoridated.

    A very good point is that if some countries did not see any benefit in adding fluoride (for examples, statistics showed that cavities happened to increase) then why would they continue to add it in that country or anywhere else in the world?

    If it is children's dental health that people are concerned about then the idea of parents mentoring their children about taking care of their teeth needs to be addressed.

  • Rampage

    baking soda

  • Phillip Leech

    Isn't that supposed to be Hare Krishna?