FAQs – Super Smile
- Although some fluoride is “naturally occurring,” most of the fluoride found in our drinking water and added into products is an industrial byproduct of aluminum and fertilizer industries.
- Fluoride (negatively) affects many tissues in the body besides teeth. A 500-page review by the National Academies Press concluded that fluoride is an “endocrine disruptor” that can affect bones, the brain, pineal gland, thyroid gland and blood sugar levels. (1)
- The United States has one of the highest percentage rates of drinking fluoridated water. Take a look at where the US falls on this list.
- The American Dental Association admitted in a recent position paper that preparing baby foods with fluoridated water may be bad for the development of babies’ teeth. Additionally fluoride can cause fluorosis, a disease that mottles the tooth enamel. Fluorosis is caused by excessive exposure to low concentrations of fluoride. (2)
- Need more reasons to avoid fluoridation? Here’s 50.
(Sources: 1.Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards (2006). http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11571, 2. Evidence-based clinical recommendations regarding fluoride intake from reconstituted infant formula and enamel fluorosis (2011) http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/docs1/JADA.pdf)