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#1 of 2 Old 10-04-2010, 02:33 PM - Thread Starter
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DS has severe decay on his front four teeth and we're going for the surgery.
I've kept him away from fluoride (toothpaste, water, etc.). The dentist wants to do a fluoride sealant, and I'm having a hard time finding information about fluoride that isn't ingested- so many of the anti-fluoride information deals with taking it internally. I'm having a hard time finding anything about the efficacy of topical fluoride sealants in preventing decay. His dentist says that the toxic effects aren't an issue as it's applied to his teeth directly, but can't he still absorb it? And that doesn't address whether it actually works in the first place!
Does it help? Is it a scam?
(I think I'd love to hear lots of you say that it's worthless, or offer links to studies showing that sealants don't work either, because I think I want a reason to refuse the sealants... the idea of them grosses me out... but if it really can prevent further decay...)
Rambling... thanks!!
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Yes of course you absorb what is in your mouth 24/7. The sealants are said to gradually wear away... where are they going if they are wearing away?! Not only fluoride is an issue but most of them are made with bpa as well.

Fluoride is a neurotoxin and disrupts the thyroid.

Fluoridation: The Fraud of the Century

Fluoride: Worse Than We Thought

What Your Dentist Isn't Telling You at

See thread in this forum, "Curing Cavities with Nutrition"
and Rami Nagel's book:
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