Does Fluoridation Prevent Cavities? Study Says No

Does fluoridation prevent cavities? According to some research, fluoridated water might not prevent cavities at all. That coupled with the fact studies show that fluoridated water is connected with obesity and ADD, and well, we think they’re beginning to see the light.

According to Newsweek:

"The Cochrane Collaboration, a group of doctors and researchers known for their comprehensive reviews—which are widely regarded as the gold standard of scientific rigor in assessing effectiveness of public health policies—recently set out to find out if fluoridation reduces cavities. They reviewed every study done on fluoridation that they could find, and then winnowed down the collection to only the most comprehensive, well-designed and reliable papers. Then they analyzed these studies’ results, and published their conclusion in a review earlier this month.

"These papers determined that fluoridation does not reduce cavities to a statistically significant degree in permanent teeth, says study co-author Anne-Marie Glenny, a health science researcher at Manchester University in the United Kingdom."

But they were even more frank about their findings. The scientists were actually shocked (which is ironic, as our holistic dentists have been saying this for generations).

More from the article:

The scientists also found “insufficient evidence” that fluoridation reduces tooth decay in adults…

“From the review, we’re unable to determine whether water fluoridation has an impact on caries levels in adults,” Glenny says.

“Frankly, this is pretty shocking,” says Thomas Zoeller, a scientist at UMass-Amherst uninvolved in the work. “This study does not support the use of fluoride in drinking water."

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Over the year and a half I’ve run Health Nut News, I feel like a broken record sometimes. I report on things like marijuana studies where the scientists are shocked that it helps people and even children with seizures and cancers. I share how scientists realize vaccines like Merck’s MMR is ineffective and Merck’s own virologists are suing the company because of the inefficacy. I understand that (like the justice system) the wheels of science grind slowly, but they do grind. I cannot wait to find out what other grave mistakes we’ve made.

From fluoridating the water for nearly a century to giving vaccines that could be potentially harmful and or ineffective. Oh, and don’t forget DDT and Agent Orange. Now it appears DDT could quadruple a woman’s chance for breast cancer if she was exposed to it in utero (that’s many women over 40 and sadly I’m in my early 40’s and would fall in this category) Ah and what about Agent Orange? Just a few weeks ago they announced our US government will use our tax dollars to pay Veterans millions which they deserve for the harm caused by Agent Orange. Too bad the chemical companies don’t have to pay. But that seems to be the American way. Hopefully things change and we can undo some of the damage that has been done to our country, our planet, our bodies and even our teeth.

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By Erin Elizabeth| July 11, 2015
Categories:  Care

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Erin Elizabeth

Erin Elizabeth

Erin Elizabeth is a long time “health nut” with a passion for the healing arts for nearly 25 years. Founder of Health Nut News, she is an author, public speaker, and advocate for healthy living. You can get Erin’s book here for free and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame vax injuries, Lyme disease, a significant weight gain, and more. Follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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