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#1 of 10 Old 01-24-2009, 02:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Yes, my parents have been telling me this. I need to be taking flouride pills to help strengthen the baby's teeth! Apparently my mom took them when she was pregnant and that's why my brother and I had good teeth??? It sounds kind of hinky to me. They tell you not to swallow mouthwash with flouride right? So why would I TAKE the stuff? It sounds dangerous.

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Riiight. That's why every European Union country, excepting one, has banned the addition of fluoride to their water supply.

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flouride, taken orally, toxic. that is horrible!!!!

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Yeah, really a bad, bad idea. It is very easy to take too much fluoride and cause irreversible fluorosis, not to mention taking it in pill form would be just horrible. I can't believe that they would make such a product, although I'm sure they do. Actually, I believe most people get large amounts of fluoride even if they avoid fluoride.
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It's also common practice to my children on flouride at age one. Crazy. So glad my city didn't add it to the water. The nearby, much larger city did a few years back and I'm glad to be living up here! I always had the flouride treatments twice a year at the dentist as a kid but they also gave me a lovely spit sucker to hold to prevent swallowing it. My dentist didn't even recommend it more than twice a year unswallowed and he was the teeth expert. Can't imagine eating it daily or worse, feeding it to my child to eat daily! I think a lot of people are taking it and giving it to their children simply because the doctors and well meaning family and friends they trust are telling them it is nessesary for health. We all fall in and take people's word sometimes... this is something I'm glad I took the time to look into before jumping in the supposed rescue raft.

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Check www.zellies.com, Dr Ellie [a general/pediatric dentist] advises no internal fluoride because it is toxic and a poison, but gives the research and results of chewing 100% xylitol chewing gum for strengthening and cleaning your teeth AND strengthening your baby's teeth at the same time. She has all the research that has been done - 40 yrs worth - plus the research still being carried out. Very informative site!

Also if you're into homeopathics, you could take Calcerea Phos and Calcerea Fluor 30X. My son is on a maintainance dose of these, plus the Xylitol and his dentist says his teeth are very strong for a toddler...but they weren't always that way. He HAD fluorosis-induced ECC according to the pediatric dentist. NOTE: I said HAD. The last time he was at the dentist he no longer had any active ECC, everything had been arrested or stopped, or remineralized.

Anyway check www.1-800homeopathy.com or www.elixirs.com for homeopathic stuff.
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Calcium fluoride, aka organic fluoride is naturally occurring in vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Sodium fluoride aka inorganic fluoride or hydrofluosilicic acid, is the type of fluoride added to public water. It is a raw untreated waste from the phosphate fertilizer mining industry, a byproduct of industrial processes.

The waste is straight from the pollution scrubber systems of the phosphate mines and is highly contaminated with arsenic, lead, aluminum, and a potpourri of other heavy metals. Sodium fluoride is used in some rat poisons.
Water fluoridation is very controversial and considered to be a poison. It is banned in all but one European country.

http://www.fluoridealert.org/
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That's what I thought. Thanks for the validation!

I'll admit to using "Act Restoring Mouthwash" because I have horrid acid wear from years of bulimia...but I don't do it everyday because I'm sure that even that minute amount isn't good for an unborn child.

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Wow! I have never heard of that!
Pills??

We have just recently learned of the dangers of fluoride thanks to a family member.
Regular toothpaste is not allowed in this house any longer.
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Calcium fluoride, aka organic fluoride is naturally occurring in vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Sodium fluoride aka inorganic fluoride or hydrofluosilicic acid, is the type of fluoride added to public water. It is a raw untreated waste from the phosphate fertilizer mining industry, a byproduct of industrial processes.
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The movie "The Fluoride Deception" explains how the industrial byproduct became the water additive. It's a ghastly story, but the truth none-the-less.

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