Water Fluoridation – Assure A Smile http://www.assureasmile.com News, Tips, and Articles about Miami Dentistry Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:00:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Is Fluoridated Water Putting You at Risk for Thyroid Problems? http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoridated-water-putting-risk-thyroid-problems/ Mon, 25 Dec 2017 15:00:27 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3464 Your thyroid may be small, but problems with your thyroid can cause big problems throughout the body. Thyroid conditions affect approximately 30 million Americans, half of whom suffer undiagnosed. Thyroid damage and irregularities can lead to unexplained weight gain, weight loss, fatigue, hair loss, and depression, among other debilitating side effects. An underactive thyroid, a...

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Fluoride Consumption and Children: What Are the Consequences? http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoride-consumption-children-consequences/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:00:04 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3197 Since being officially classified as a neurotoxin, parents are growing more concerned about their children’s fluoride consumption – and rightfully so. In 2013, a Harvard University study funded by the National Institute of Health concluded that children exposed to high levels of fluoridated water showed significantly lower IQ scores than those residing in less fluoridated areas. “The...

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Fluoride and the Pineal Gland http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoride-pineal-gland/ Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:00:10 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3157 The human body is a series of interconnected organs, tissues, vessels, glands and fluids. Since the oral cavity is used to ingest nutrients and requires consistent cleaning, the mouth acts as a vehicle for toxins to enter the body. Fluoride, found in drinking water and many big brand toothpastes, is one such substance that has...

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Fluoride Officially Considered a Neurotoxin http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/fluoride-officially-considered-neurotoxin-fluoride-officially-considered-neurotoxin/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:00:55 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=3155 In the March 2014 edition of The Lancet Neurology, one of the most prestigious medical research publications in the world, authors Dr. Phillippe Grandjean, MD and Philip J. Landrigan, MD officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin. This recognition is a huge step for the holistic healthcare industry, and also a major announcement that helps patients...

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Urgent Bulletin: Study Shows Fluoride ‘May Not Prevent Cavities’ http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/urgent-bulletin-study-shows-fluoride-may-not-prevent-cavities/ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2743 The Cochrane Collaboration uncovered one interesting study in particular. In 2001, a report found that amongst two adjacent British Columbia communities, one of which ceased water fluoridation and the other remained constant, the community that stopped water fluoridation actually saw rates of cavities amongst schoolchildren decrease. This study is one of many that prove fluoride has no effect, or potentially a more detrimental affect, on tooth decay in children. Read more about this ground breaking study.

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Admits Fluoride May Harm Teeth http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/u-s-department-of-health-human-services-admits-fluoride-may-harm-teeth/ Fri, 08 May 2015 13:18:32 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2710 Fluorosis—a permanent discoloring of the teeth—is on the rise amongst teenagers, affecting a reported 41% of young boys and girls. In response to this statistic, the United States Department of Health and Human Services concedes that the fluoride content of public water should be lowered to about 0.7mg/L, a full 30% lower than the current legal threshold maintained by many communities in the U.S. Uncertain of the long-term effects, the Department of Health and Human Services says a follow-up evaluation will be conducted in 10 years to evaluate the impact the recent change has on the rate of fluorosis amongst America’s children.

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World’s Largest Fluoride Study Links Fluoridated Water with Hypothyroidism http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/worlds-largest-fluoride-study-links-fluoridated-water-hypothyroidism/ Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:20:19 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2673 Most recently, the largest fluoride study ever conducted has linked heightened exposure to fluoridated water with an increased risk of developing hypothyroidism. The study undermines the outdated practice, showing strong evidence that water fluoridation might have a long-term toxic effect on the population. Read more on fluoride free dentistry, a non-toxic approach that creates healthy teeth and gums for life.

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Free from Fluoride: 10 Million Protected from Water Fluoridation in 2014 http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/free-fluoride-10-million-protected-water-fluoridation-2014/ Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:00:05 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2617 Since 1990, the fluoride free movement has increased education, awareness, and fought for the freedom of choice for residents of communities around the world. According to representatives at the Fluoride Action Network, 2014 marks the single best year for the fluoride free movement to date. In total, the movement has eliminated fluoride in the communities of more than 14 million people globally.

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Hernando, Florida: Commissioners Say No to Fluoride http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/hernando-florida-commissioners-say-no-fluoride/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:02 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2613 This year has been a big one for the fluoride free movement. Since 1990, dozens of communities around the world have eliminated water fluoridation programs. In that time, an estimated 14 million individuals have been freed from fluoride, according to numbers gathered by the Fluoride Action Network. In the Sunshine State, commissioners in Hernando County recently voted to go fluoride free, protecting nearly 175,000 Florida residents from the potentially toxic side effects of such programs.

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Canadian Voters Aim to End Water Fluoridation http://www.assureasmile.com/miami-dentist-blog/canadian-voters-aim-to-end-water-fluoridation/ Thu, 06 Nov 2014 23:54:25 +0000 http://www.assureasmile.com/?p=2579 Is fluoride safe? The question is divisive, separating two main factions of health professionals that have very different opinions on the matter. Those in favor of the outdated practice say adding fluoride to public drinking water is a safe way to prevent tooth decay. Those opposed to fluoride disagree, urging Americans to consider that there is no clinical evidence that supports fluoride’s ability to reduce tooth decay. By contrast, there are countless studies that correlate fluoride consumption with severe illness, arthritis, and even death. This November, several Canadian communities will have the chance to voice their opinion on the controversial topic.

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