Drink Water, Not Fluoride

Posted on Friday, April 24th, 2009

OMG! There’s not enough fluoride in bottled water! Five billion gallons of bottled water were consumed in 2000, an increase of more than 200 percent from a decade earlier. Whether consumers drink more bottled water because it is an alternative to soda, or because it is convenient to do so is unclear, but one thing […]

No Benefit, Some Cost to UV-Enhanced Tooth Bleaching…and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2009

More recent news items we want to be sure you don’t miss… UV Light-Enhanced Tooth Bleaching Is Not Only a Con but Is Dangerous to Your Eyes and Skin (Medical News Today) The light treatment gives absolutely no benefit over bleaching without UV, and damages skin and eyes up to four times as much as […]


Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2009

From a recent editorial in The Lancet (login bypass available via BugMeNot): Oral health is a neglected area of global health and has traditionally registered low on the radar of national policy makers. The reasons for this situation are complex and varied. In many countries oral health is not included in national health surveys. And, […]

Short Term Bisphosphonate Use Also Damaging, and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2009

Common Oral Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Serious Jaw Necrosis (ScienceDaily) Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable […]

Little Proof that Fluoride Is Effective for Kids 6 and Under, Says New JADA Study

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2008

Groups like the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry just love fluoride, claiming that it is “effective” in preventing tooth decay. But thanks to a new review commissioned by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and published in their own journal, JADA, when it comes to children, they may need to start […]

Nebraskans Say “No” to Fluoride in Their Water

Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2008

This year, the state of Nebraska passed a law mandating fluoridation of drinking water but gave communities the chance to opt out by 2010. Last week, more than 60 communities voted on the issue, the majority of which said no to fluoride. Jeff Green of Citizens for Safe Drinking Water reports, via the IAOMT: Up […]

Health Risks from Dental Sealants

Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2008

Mrs Hilksom/Flickr It’s funny what gets passed off as “preventive dentistry” for kids. Brushing, flossing, good nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits seem to be considered much too hard to instill in children. So instead, dentists turn to things like fluoride treatments, even though fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and sealants, even though they contain BPA […]

Fluoridation Follow-Up: Opposition Gaining Scientific Support

Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2008

Via NewswireToday Old Bethpage, NY – Several cities, including 61 Nebraska cities, are voting on fluoridation this year. They should reject it because science tells us adding fluoride chemicals into tap water to reduce tooth decay is ineffective, harmful and a waste of money. Over 1300 additional professionals signed onto the Fluoride Action Network’s (FAN) […]

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