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I can't make up my mind about a toothpaste. The main debate in my head is whether or not to get one with fluoride. I drink filtered water, and I'm not swallowing the toothpaste, so I was thinking fluoride. I know its not recommended in the health circles, but I'm still so confused.
 

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I don't believe the PUR filter (which is basically the same as a Brita I believe) filters our fluoride. We skip the fluoride toothpaste because we don't have a water filter that takes out the fluoride. I wish it were the other way around...that we used fluoride toothpaste and drank non-fluoridated water as I think that's a far better application of the fluoride.
 

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Well, darn. I just looked it up on the Pur site, and it doesn't filter the fluoride. I thought it was! Are their any filters that do that aren't overly expensive?
 

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We have a reverse osmosis water filtration system. Ours is older, so I don't know the exact specs. The one I found online that looks similar to ours removes 87% of fluoride in the water. Until very recently, and it may have been successfully stopped, our water wasn't fluoridated anyway.<br><br>
We purchased it shortly after buying our house in the summer of 2000. It cost us ~ $300, so that is roughly $30 a year now. Which is about $2.50 per month or $0.58 per week or $0.08 per day.* We would take it with us if we were to sell and move. It works really well still! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
* These figures are just the initial cost of the system. We installed it ourselves, which was very easy. We have purchased approximately 4 of the two-pack low cost filters and 3 of the more expensive filters over this timeframe. They last a lot longer than we were led to believe!<br><br>
As far as fluoride toothpaste is concerned, I don't usually buy it. I have in the past when Tom's of Maine switched the types they sold in the store where I purchased it. I didn't realize it at first. We finished those off and didn't worry about it, but I specifically look for fluoride-free toothpastes. All three of us have good, healthy teeth. DD is 9 and has zero cavities. She has never had fluoride on a regular basis.
 

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We replaced our pitcher filter with a Crystal Quest filter. Although we bought it on <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350206635117" target="_blank">eBay</a>, it is from <a href="http://www.qualitywaterfilters4you.com/fluoride-water-filters.html" target="_blank">www.qualitywaterfilters4you.com</a>.<br>
After researching filters, this seemed to be an excellent filter for a decent price. It doesn't have a tank like the RO undersink models, so it doesn't take up a lot of space either. We have pretty yucky municipal water (tons of chlorine/fluoride, etc.) and this makes the water taste like nothing--perfect.
 

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<p>I started searching for bottled water without fluoride and had no success. I figured I'd have better luck with a filter so I've been searching high and low for a filter that actually removes fluoride.  I read an article that said most of the filters don't actually remove the fluoride unless it's distilled water.  Is this true?  Here's the article <a href="http://fullspike.com/nutrictionary/water/bottled-water-without-fluoride.asp" target="_blank">http://fullspike.com/nutrictionary/water/bottled-water-without-fluoride.asp</a></p>
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<p>I'd like to find a good filter that removes the fluoride, as well as a fluoride free bottled water.</p>
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<p>Any thoughts?</p>
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