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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fluoride in Water Ineffective, Harmful, Wa$teful, studies show


Fluoridation: A Failed Tooth Decay Preventive, Federal Data Shows; Cavity Rates Unchanged; Dental Fluorosis Up 600%; Safety Still Doubted

After 72 years of fluoridation, reaching 2/3 of Americans, promising to substantially reduce tooth decay, especially in poor children, the American Journal of Public Health(2017) reports “Despite significant
financial, training, and program investments, US children’s caries experience and inequities continued to increase over the last 20 years.”
Children are fluoride-overdosed while oral-health-disparities between poor and non-poor increase. “America's shockingly poor dental care system,” is profiled in the Yakima Herald.
The silent oral-health epidemic, declared in 2000 by US Surgeon General David Satcher, persists
today, he says.
Fluoridation, an outdated 1945 concept, predicted only 10% would suffer mild dental fluorosis
(white-flecked teeth). However, 58% of adolescents are now afflicted - some with
more severe fluorosis (stained, pitted teeth) without benefit of less tooth decay.
For example, the Journal of the American Dental Association (Dye 2017) reports, 65% of poor 6-8 year-olds and 12-15 year-olds have cavities in their primary and permanent teeth, respectively.
Dye reports: “The prevalence of pediatric caries in the United States has remained consistent for the past 3 decades.”
"… there has been little improvement in preventing caries initiation," said Dye.
Is organized dentistry, leading fluoridation promoters, to blame? They wrote in December 2016,
"the ADA will need to increase efforts in communities not only where fluoridation is
challenged but increase efforts to assist members in identifying and initiating
fluoridation efforts in those communities where fluoridation might be
successfully implemented." (This link has been removed from public
view after this news release was published.)
The dental-lobby promotes taxpayer funded fluoridation but opposes Dental Health Therapists because it means competition. Fluoridation hasn't hurt dentists' bottom line. In fact, fluoridation contributes to dentists' income as they advertise their services to hide and cover those fluoride damaged teeth. See: http://tinyurl.com/DentalFluor...
Organized dentistry is protecting its political viability by supporting fluoridation. But are the
American people protected? Researchers report fluoridation safety doubts
persist
Reason Magazine reports “The over-the-top intimidation tactics of the ADA [American Dental Association] and its shiny-toothed shock troops,” contributed to high healthcare costs. A lawmaker is quoted as
saying “I put their power right up there with the NRA.”
The Washington Post (“The unexpected political power of dentists”) quoted a Harvard dentist comparing
the ADA to ISIS.  
Free once-a-year “pop-up” dental clinics “fail to relieve the suffering of marginalized people but also can produce it,” according to a dissertation by Raskin.
Raskin explains extractions are routine and “incentivized” instead of preventive or restorative care. Dentist volunteerism declined; patients are turned away.
Oral health issues costs $6 billion in lost productivity yearly. Emergency department oral pain visits cost $2 billion yearly and contribute to the opioid-addiction epidemic.
NYSCOF President, attorney Paul Beeber says, “This is a clear indication that fluoridation has failed miserably, wasted tax-dollars and fluoride-overdosed our children. Organized dentistry has priced
low-income Americans out of dental care.”
In 2008, the New York Times profiled the political clout of the New York State Dental Association.
July 2017, the New York Post reported that that NYS Dentist PAC donated $4M to political campaigns in 2010 and “the mint from the dentist’s chair has paid off – the trade group has blocked legislation in the
statehouse that could spur competition and hurt business.”
Evidence that fluoridation failed New York State is hereand here
“People need to take back their water systems from special interest groups. Contact your local, state and federal legislators and tell them to stop funding and promoting fluoridation schemes,” says Beeber.
Despite growing evidence that fluoridation is a failed concept, the American Dental Association is aggressively pursing increasing fluoridation rates throughout the nation. Are they serving the public or the political viability of organized
dentistry?

SOURCE: New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF)

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