As parents, we teach our children the importance of brushing their teeth. Unfortunately, when most kids do brush, they’re using toothpaste made from a slew of dangerous compounds including artificial colorings and flavorings, aspartame, DEA, propylene glycol, saccharin, sodium lauryl sulfate, stannous fluoride and triclosan.
I have always been concerned about the toxic chemicals added to most brands of commercial toothpaste. But this concern was amplified when I became a father, since toxin-filled toothpaste is marketed so heavily to children using bright colors and sweet flavors as gimmicks to make them enjoy brushing more. Sadly, most dentists are oblivious to the long-term health consequences of exposing children to these dangerous chemicals at a young age.
That’s why I decided to investigate the potential health risks linked to the dangerous compounds found in most commercial brands of toothpaste. What I discovered proved to be sobering wake up call that should alarm all parents and health-conscious individuals.
In Part I of this two-part special report, I’m going to focus on the primary poison added to most popular toothpaste brands: fluoride.
Fluoride? Isn’t that the wonder drug responsible for the “Look Mom, no cavities!” dental report we all want for our kids? It is if you believe the American Dental Association (ADA) and most toothpaste manufacturers…
Fluoride: Every Parent’s Nightmare
What I discovered next truly alarmed me: In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) beefed up the warning printed on every toothpaste tube to read:
“WARNING: 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.”
Equally as disturbing, I found a number of studies that link fluoride to allergic reactions, cancer, dementia, reduced IQ, dental deformity, and hardening of the arteries. So not only is ingesting even a small amount of fluoride cause for immediate concern, these studies suggest that there are even much greater long-term consequences, since as adults they’ll run the risk of suffering from one or more serious health problems.
Does this sound like something we should be pushing our kids to put in their mouths twice a day?
Most parents might think they could rely on toothpaste companies to make safe and effective products for their kids, and on the FDA to ban harmful products from the marketplace. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Regrettably, the need to seek medical assistance if your kid accidentally swallows more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste suggests there’s been corruption of morality on the part of both industry and the government.
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