Is this even safe?
Overusing toothpaste or other sources of fluoride in very young children can be quite detrimental.
Intake of excess fluoride — whether through toothpaste, fluoridated water, fluoride supplements, or a combination of these — can cause a condition in children known as dental fluorosis, which results in an unsightly discoloration of the teeth. While fluorosis can be treated by bleaching the teeth, the best method is to avoid the condition in the first place.
The condition is particularly a problem in children under age 6, whose permanent teeth are developing even though they have not yet erupted through the gums.
For the children from non-fluoridated areas, most fluorosis is attributable to excess fluoride supplement use, brushing more than once a day with a fluoride toothpaste during the first 2 years of life, and using more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.
Additionally, these children were born prior to 1994, when guidelines for fluoride supplementation were higher, which means that rates of fluorosis could be increasing further.
(Journal of the American Dental Association 2000;131:746-754.)
Another nail in the coffin in the “fluoride myth”. If you or your family still use fluoride PLEASE bookmark the following links and put getting rid of fluoide on your list of “things to do”. Read the information. The items on my site and the links have literally thousands and thousands of pages documenting the dangers of fluoride.
It does NOT provide the benefits you are told and only causes problems. You owe it to yourself and your family’s health. Use non-fluoride toothpaste only and do not receive fluoride treatments from your dentist.
The diet is the most important issue here. If you want another outstanding book for your library you can obtain Dr. Weston Price’s book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Dr. Weston Price. He was one of the most prominent dentists at the turn of the century and wondered why so many children were getting cavities. He realized that it was the introduction of processed foods.
So he traveled all over the world and documented how the introduction of processed food severely damaged the teeth. One does not even have to read the book as the pictures tell the whole story. The book was written in 1920 and is very true still today.
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