A-New-Year-a-New-You-Health-Guides-from-Assure-A-Smile

With Christmas behind us and 2016 quickly coming to a close, many individuals are taking time to seriously devise their New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you already intend to shed those extra pounds, increase take-home pay or volunteer more. For 2017, Assure A Smile encourages patients and readers to adopt positive dental habits alongside their existing affirmations. Because…

can fluoride toothpaste cause deathAccording to the Journal of Dental Research (Whitford 1987, 1990), there is enough fluoride in a tube of children’s fluoride toothpaste to kill an average-weighing child under the age of 9. Why else would the FDA require the following warning label on fluoride toothpaste?

 

“WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”

 

The 1984 Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products rates lead’s toxicity at 3-4, while fluoride is rated at 4 (3 = moderately toxic; 4 = very toxic).

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