Is too much toothpaste unhealthy? Here's what the CDC says

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  • nyscof OLD BETHPAGE, NY
    Feb. 7, 2019 3:59 a.m.

    It's Fluoride, Not Toothpaste, which is Overused and Damaging Kids Teeth

    Dental fluorosis – white-spotted or yellow-stained teeth - now afflicts 61% of teens Toothpaste is just one of many fluoride sources children are exposed to

    Too much fluoride damages bones and children’s developing teeth, according to the EPA.

    Dentist Griffin Cole says fluoride is not essential and, because of the skyrocketing fluorosis rates, “It has become a necessity to reduce and work toward eliminating avoidable sources of fluoride exposure, including dental products,” he says

    Water fluoridation gave rise to many profitable and over-prescribed fluoride products, e.g. fluoride supplements, which are also linked to fluorosis. Even when not swallowed, topical fluoride absorbs into the bloodstream as does highly concentrated fluoride varnish newly FDA accepted to apply to babies’ emerging teeth. Making candy-flavored toothpaste entices kids to eat rather than spit out the toothpaste.

    Virtually all foods and beverages contain fluoride when made in water fluoridated areas. Some are naturally high in fluoride, e.g, tea, ocean fish, non-organic grape products. With fluoride, less is best, none is better

  • pburt Logan, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 2:02 p.m.

    I think the author got this statement completely wrong: "WebMD also states fluoride can lead to tooth decay." Then she quotes WebMD ans saying that 'demineralization without enough remineralization to repair the enamel layer leads to tooth decay." It says nothing about flouride leading to tooth decay.