10 Tips To Stop Consuming Fluoride, Even If It’s Not In Your Water

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2. Fluoride Toothpaste

Although it is common knowledge that fluoride helps prevent cavities, the idea is to use it topically and to not ingest it. If you have very small children, keep your fluoridated toothpaste out of their reach. You might want to use non-fluoridated toothpaste on children who still have their “baby” teeth. They are going to lose those teeth anyway, so fluoride really isn’t a concern. After your children are 10 or 12 years of age, you can start giving them fluoridated toothpaste. Instruct them that they are to never swallow when they are brushing their teeth. Your 4-year-old might not always follow these instructions, but a 10-year-old is capable of understanding that fluoride is dangerous and they should never consume it.

 

3. Fluoride Gel Treatments

Do not allow your dentist to give your children those fluoridated gel treatments. These should be reserved for patients who are at the highest risk of developing cavities – generally, those who have other kinds of health problems. Almost all people who end up getting these intense fluoride treatments will swallow quite a bit of it. It is impossible not to. This puts you (and your children) at risk for kidney damage, damage to the reproductive system, and impaired cognitive function. Just say no.

 

4. Eat Less Processed Food

Even if you live in an area where they do not fluoridate water, you have no idea if the water given to food crops is fluoridated or if the food was processed using fluoridated water. As a general rule, the more processed a food is, the greater the risk that it will contain fluoride as a by-product of the water that was using in making the food. Eat more natural foods from Mother Nature and always opt for the organic route as much as possible. Making food from scratch ensures that your family is getting plenty of nutrition and little or no unwanted chemicals such as fluoride.

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