fluoride in toothpaste is not the bad kind and neither is the stuff you get at the dental office. the kind in water is a waste product from fertilizer companies. fluoride is a trace mineral that we have to have. but, the bad kind in water acts the same way in the body as far as contributing to the amount in our bodies. we are all getting plenty just from the fruits and vegetables and other things that we eat which have had fluoride used on them, plus we get some when we use toothpaste, eventhough we don't swallow the toothpaste. too much fluoride destroys bone and teeth and causes cancer. we do not need additional.
here is a good website: http://www.zerowasteamerica.org/Fluoride.htm
10 Things Your Dentist Won't Tell You Because Most Conventional Dentists Don't Even Know They Exist!
Dental education primarily focuses on mechanical concepts. Dental students are not taught that the body is dynamic and influenced by many variable factors. The following ten items have the potential of wreaking havoc with your health and most conventional dentists do not even know they exist.
Galvanic currents: Ask any high school student, what do you have when one has two dissimilar metals and a conductor. They will quickly tell you a battery. But when dentists are asked about the effect of dissimilar metals in the mouth in conjunction with saliva they have a puzzled look on their face.Ans. Mixing metals such as mercury fillings (mercury, silver and tin), gold crowns, chrome cobalt metal partial frameworks, titanium implants, stainless steel posts, etc. in the mouth in the presence of saliva creates galvanic or low level electric currents. According to the documented research of Knappwost (1985) these galvanic currents cause the release of mercury from fillings to occur at a rate 10 times faster. The released mercury can play a major factor in the cause of gum disease, headaches, ringing of the ears, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), low thyroid, muscle tremors, tachycardia (fast heart beat) and brain dysfunction to mention a few.
Fluoride poisoning: The white chalky patches seen on the surfaces of teeth are called dental fluorosis. The American Dental Association refers to dental fluorosis as a cosmetic defect. But Dorlands Medical Dictionary states that dental fluorosis is the first clinical sign of fluoride toxicity in the body. Fluoride is a know carcinogen or cancer causing substance. As reported in the medical literature, even at levels as low as 1 part per million it can cause osteoporosis.
Apthous ulcers: these painfull ulcerations that occur in the mucous membranes in the mouth are due to viruses, which often result when the tissue calcium levels are low. These painful ulcers can be quickly resolved by taking good quality calcium supplements (calcium orotate or lactate), flax oil and the amino acid lysine.
Mercury Poisoning: Contrary to what your well meaning family dentist tells you, mercury leaks out of mercury fillings 24/7. In addition, after eating a meal or drinking hot fluids like coffee or tea, the mercury vapors increase for 90 minutes. These vapors are absorbed into the mucous membranes of the mouth and are carried by the lymphatic system (drainage pipes) to the thyroid. Presence of mercury in the thyroid can result in psychotic behavior, depression, anxiety, mental fog, infertility, severe fatigue, fibromyalgia, constipation, heart irregularities, thinning of the hair, poor memory, muscle spasm, insomnia, inability to remember what was read, high cholesterol, weakened immune system, cold hands and feet and poor digestion.
Teeth Whitening: Advertisements for bleaching of the teeth is almost as common as orange juice commercials. But what the unsuspecting patient is not told is that the bleaching process dissolves out a layer of calcium from the enamel structure that is never replaced. This defective enamel is now more prone to decay and discoloration.
TMJ can't be resolved: Most dentists who treat TMJ problems and even the so called experts in the field have no true understanding of the complex nature of how this intricate joint works. Myths have become entrenched that perpetuate misinformation. Many dentists are told that malocclusion or bad bites have no relationship to TM joint dysfunction. Most dentists have no understanding of osteopathic concepts regarding skull bone motion and how distortions in the temporal bone directly influence how the TM joint works. Treatments often focus on oral appliances, which treat the symptoms and not the underlying causes. Correction often involves a multi-factorial approach involving osteopathic or chiropractic cranial manipulation of the temporal bones, nutritional support to reduce the inflammation, pelvic adjustments to correct structural instability, which directly influences the TM joint function and even immune boosting nutrients to combat infections within the joint.
Tooth Pain: When your dentist has a puzzled look on his or her face because the tooth you are complaining about has no decay, no leaky fillings, no biting interferences, hairline fractures, tooth brush abrasion or abscess but yet the pain persists. Suspect viral or bacterial infiltration of tiny pathogens into the minute dentinal tubules. Presence of these invaders will NOT show up in dental x-rays. Correction requires bio-frequencies, which are capable of penetrating the root structure to destroy the bugs.
Deep Overbites: Over closure of your teeth results in compression of your spine. This is often the cause for chronic migraines, neck and lower back pain, which is not resolved by chiropractic or osteopathic treatment. Narrowed dental arches accompanying over closure can also contribute to scoliosis, knee, foot and ankle pain.
Occlusal Equilibration: This seemingly innocuous procedure where dentists grind away tooth interferences to make your bite more comfortable can be the beginning of the end. Patients whose bites have been disturbed by removing tooth structure, can develop severe facial, neck, TMJ and lower back pain. Some patients can even lose their equilibrium and ability to walk. Cranial osteopaths have known for decades that the bite supports the skull bones and spine and if disturbed can contribute to poor health. Most dentists have no understanding of this complex inter-relationship.
Orthodontics: Straightening the teeth can have many beneficial effects, however, most orthodontists do not have any training or understanding that moving the teeth can adversely disrupt the natural balance of the skull, spine and pelvis. Moving teeth around without being able to monitor its effect on the skull can have many devastating effects, which can result in chronic pain and structural dysfunction.These pearls of wisdom are provided to enlighten you about the pitfalls of accepted standard dental procedures that are often viewed as routine and innocuous. Interviewing your dentist regarding these issues may save your health as well as your financial nest egg. If your dentist tries to blow you off, you may be in for the surprise of your life.
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