Health & The Oral Microbiome: Should You Avoid Fluoride?

Good dental health is important for good overall health. But how do you achieve it? Here’s what you need to know about fluoride and your oral microbiome…

Everyone wants clean, shiny, white looking teeth, but taking care of your dental health is important for a lot more reasons than just aesthetics.

In recent years, many doctors have reported that oral health has a lot to do with your overall health. Thousands of studies have shown links between oral disease and other diseases throughout the body, including diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, some studies have reported that advanced gum disease increases your risk of a fatal heart attack 10-fold!

So it stands to reason that you want to take great care of your oral health. But what exactly does that mean? Should you just brush and floss more often, or is there something more that you should be doing to improve your dental health?

Unfortunately, one of the most important aspects of a healthy mouth is often neglected by both dentists and their patients. While more attention has been paid in recent years to the importance of gut flora and maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria and microbes in our digestive system, few doctors or dentists have addressed the beginning of this cycle: your mouth. Balanced oral bacteria is key to good oral health, and if we really want to achieve true health, we need to start addressing this important aspect.

One of the best ways to do this is to stop using fluoride as a dental aid. This article explains more about the oral microbiome, how fluoride damages it, and what you can do to create a healthier mouth:

…As your first step, stop using antibacterial mouthwashes and rinses. Instead, consider taking nutrients that support gum and oral health. Two important ones are vitamin C and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Bleeding gums is often a sign of CoQ10 deficiency.

There are also a number of homeopathic tissue salts that can be beneficial for oral health, including silica, calcarea fluorica (calcium fluoride), calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate.

Calcium fluoride should not be confused with the chemical formulation of sodium fluoride found in toothpaste, which is toxic and carries a poison warning.

Fluoride not only harms your microbiome; it also has many other detrimental health effects. In fact, fluoride over-exposure from toothpaste, fluoridated water and other sources, has led to a virtual epidemic of fluoride damage.

At present, 4 out of 10 adolescents in the U.S. have fluoride-damaged teeth — a condition known as dental fluorosis.

Many assume that use of fluoridated toothpaste and water is an issue that relates to your dental health alone. But according to a 500-page scientific review,1 fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels.

At least 34 human studies and 100 animal studies have also linked fluoride to brain damage,2 including lower IQ in children, and studies have shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems.

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