You know to steer clear of vegetables laced with pesticides and fish teeming with mercury, but some toxins aren’t quite as obvious.
If you use commercial toothpaste or drink tap water, you’re unknowingly exposing yourself to a dangerous neurotoxin masquerading as a “dental health additive”. Yes, I’m talking about fluoride.
Since fluoride was first introduced into public water supplies and toothpaste products in the mid-1900s, leading organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and American Dental Association have praised its cavity-fighting powers and insisted on its safety. However, the truth isn’t nearly as clear as we’ve been led to believe.
A growing body of research suggests that fluoride’s negative health effects may far overwhelm any potential cavity prevention this additive can provide. From thyroid dysfunction to cognitive impairment, fluoride could be silently wreaking havoc within your body.
Fortunately, the solution is easy: all you need is a fluoride detox! Unlike cutting coffee from your morning routine or saying no to every dessert you see, a fluoride detox is painless, effortless, and instantly rewarding.
How Did Fluoride Become the Dental Hygiene “Golden Standard”?
I know what you’re thinking: If fluoride really is so dangerous, how did it become so popular? That’s a fair question. You might be skeptical to cut back on fluoride when every government agency and name brand toothpaste company considers it a miracle worker. We can only find the truth by going back to the very beginning.
Fluoride is a trace mineral derived from fluorine, one of the world’s most abundant elements. It exists naturally in the air, water, and soil all around us. However, fluoride wasn’t purposefully utilized by humans until the 20th century.
Beginning in 1901, some dentists started to notice an inexplicable trend: their patients’ teeth, though marked by unsightly brown enamel stains, were less vulnerable to cavities.
A few of these dentists performed their own fieldwork and concluded that high levels of fluoride in local water supplies were responsible for their patients’ mottled enamel.
This condition of mottled enamel was renamed “fluorosis”. From 1931 to 1942, the Dental Hygiene Unit of the National Institute of Health investigated the potential link between fluoride and cavity prevention.
Public health officials who gathered data from the cities involved in the earliest fluoridation initiatives believed they could prove a direct correlation between fluoridated water and reduction in dental caries.
This immediately created a wild rush as cities across the country sought to add this “magical” fluoride to municipal water systems. It didn’t take long for toothpaste manufacturers to capitalize on fluoride’s popularity by adding it into their formulas.
Fast forward over 50 years later. Community water fluoridation has caused major controversy over the years, but more than 75% of our water supply is purposefully fluoridated and 99% of commercial toothpaste brands boast high fluoride content.
It’s no wonder that most of us accept fluoride as the Holy Grail instead of recognizing its real role as a neurotoxin.
Flashy Fluoride For Children?
Crest became the first toothpaste to add fluoride to its formulation in the 1950s. Since then, it has become standard practice to infuse toothpaste products with fluoride. But just like fluoridated water, these toxic fluoride toothpastes are marketed as beneficial and essential to strong dental health.
A quick look at traditional children’s toothpaste tells you everything you need to know. Toothpaste brands use aggressive marketing tactics to attract young children, including pictures of food items and animated characters. Any warnings regarding the dangers of fluoride overconsumption are hidden in small print on the back of the box or tube.
Children’s toothpastes contain 1,000 parts per million of fluoride or more, which is equal to the amounts in most adult toothpastes. This is why the warning label states that children should only use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and spit it out after brushing.
So in the same breath, the ADA, CDC, FDA, and other organizations claim fluoride is critical for strong oral health, then warn us of the detrimental effects of consuming the exact fluoride additive they advocate.
Fluoride can’t possibly be as safe as these organizations insist if every tube of children’s toothpaste must read, “Keep out of reach of children under six years of age. If more than the recommended usage for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or a contact poison control center right away.”
Let’s be real. A four-year-old is going to lay eyes on a bubble-gum flavored tube of Minion paste and immediately sneak a taste. A three-year-old isn’t going to stop to ask permission before eating fluoride toothpaste like jelly. Why are we exposing our children to something so risky?
How to Do a Fluoride Detox
The widespread use of fluoride in our public water and toothpaste is like a swaying Jenga tower… eventually, indisputable research will pull out so many blocks that the tower will collapse.
You don’t need to wait until the CDC acknowledges fluoride’s true dangers to detox your body from this toxin. A fluoride detox is surprisingly quick and easy, and the benefits make it well worth your time!
Step 1: Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water
Most of us drink fluoridated water without a second thought. The process of fluoridation is invisible to us, and we trust the EPA and municipal water companies to keep our drinking water clean and safe. Unfortunately, they don’t deserve our full trust.
Brace yourself, because I’m about to pull back the curtain and expose the real process of water fluoridation. By the time I’m done, you’ll be running to the store for fluoride filters without even taking the time to put on your shoes.
Fluoride isn’t added to water in its naturally occurring form of calcium fluoride. Since calcium fluoride can’t be absorbed by the body, the government uses fluorosilicic acid instead. You might be interested to know the history of FSA, which somehow was rebranded from “industrial toxic waste” to “dental health additive” in the mid-1900s.
In places like central Florida, where enormous phosphate deposits are mined to make synthetic fertilizer, highly toxic substances like hydrogen fluoride and silicon tetrafluoride accumulate as the resulting byproducts.
Manufacturers use specialized technologies to convert these toxic vapors into fluorosilicic acid (FSA). This compound is just as dangerous as hydrogen fluoride and silicon tetrafluoride, but it’s easier for manufacturers to store and transport.
In fact, when a tanker truck spilled 4500 gallons of FSA on a highway near Deltona, Florida, more than 2,000 people had to evacuate their homes and 50 people were hospitalized. This is the same chemical that is drip-fed into our water supplies every day!
If you’re serious about removing fluoride from your drinking water, be strategic and think out of the box. Normal carbon filters — like those sold by Brita — don’t filter fluoride at all. Boiling water doesn’t help either. Your only real option is to purchase a filter purposefully designed to remove all fluoride from water.
Make sure the filter that you purchase explicitly states its ability to remove fluoride. Ideally, you can find a filter that uses gravity-fed micro-porous filtration to remove pathogens, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, arsenic, fluoride, and other neurotoxins.
Step 2: Switch to a Non-Fluoride Toothpaste
We’ve been taught that brushing with fluoride toothpaste is enough to protect strong, healthy teeth, but that’s a bald-faced lie. In fact, 92% of all adults 20 to 64 have had dental cavities in their permanent teeth. If fluoride toothpaste and commercial mouthwash worked as well as we’re told to believe, why are cavities still so prevalent?
The truth is that conventional oral care products with fluoride undermine your mouth’s ability to support your health. The only way to prevent cavities, enhance your smile, and protect your overall health is to change the environment inside your mouth.
That's only possible when you drop fluoride like a bad habit. Toss your conventional toothpaste in favor of a natural clay-based toothpowder made with ingredients that actively support better oral health rather than undermining your most important internal systems.
This is exactly why natural Dirty Mouth Toothpowder takes an entirely different approach from the Crest or Colgate tube on your bathroom sink. My toothpowder is formulated with bentonite clay, organic essential oils, and other earthen ingredients that are nontoxic, gentle, and beneficial to your teeth and gums.
When you brush twice a day with this remineralizing toothpowder, you’ll transform your mouth with these changes:
- Polish and clean the teeth
- Cleanse gum tissues from toxins and impurities
- Remove plaque and prevent tartar
- Reduce gum inflammation and risk of infection
- Remineralize and strengthens teeth
- Balance pH of saliva to strengthen its cleaning power
These benefits are dramatically different from the negative consequences brought on by fluoride!
Step 3: Use Spices and Supplements
Removing fluoride from your daily routine is the most important part of a fluoride detox, but you still need to address the fluoride that has accumulated in your body over time.
Spices and supplements like curcumin and tamarind offer a safe and natural way to enhance your body’s fluoride excretion.
Curcumin, the signature ingredient of turmeric, has well-established antioxidant properties. Recent research on mice shows that curcumin’s neuroprotective effects may also reduce the ability of fluoride to create neurodegenerative cells in the brain.
Research suggests that tamarind, a tropical fruit from the tamarind tree, accelerates the excretion of fluoride in urine. By eating the tamarind fruit or drinking tamarind tea, you can help your body release the fluoride hiding in the nooks and crannies of your internal systems.
Immediate Benefits of a Fluoride Detox
You are sure to notice immediate perks when you release your body from its fluoride prison. Most notably, your oral health will thrive without the burden of fluoride and other common toothpaste ingredients like triclosan and aspartame.
Since regular fluoride toothpaste products are formulated to kill all bacteria in the mouth, they instantly destroy the “good” bacteria trying to thrive inside your mouth. By performing a fluoride detox and using clay-based toothpaste or tooth powder instead, you will restore your mouth’s natural ability to neutralize foreign invaders and minimize inflammation.
You’ll enjoy perks like fresher breath, reduced sensitivity, whiter teeth, and protection from gum disease. Now that’s something to smile about.
Long-Term Benefits of a Fluoride Detox
Other important benefits of your detox will develop over time as you avoid the serious health complications associated with extensive fluoride use and consumption.
Improved Brain Function
Extensive research suggests that fluoride affects the behavior of neurotransmitters in the brain. The blood-brain barrier is meant to shield the brain from neurotoxins like fluoride, but it’s vulnerable to damage and failure.
Fluoride takes every opportunity to travel through the blood-brain barrier and trigger serious cognitive and neurological consequences:
- Disrupts essential brain activities
- Cultivates the development of disease
- Degenerates healthy tissues in the hippocampus, neocortex, and cerebellum
- Reduces IQ levels
If fluoride causes even fractional damage in any part of the brain, it can severely diminish your quality of life. By performing a fluoride detox and shielding your neurological system from these dangers, you shield your brain and prevent future damage.
Safety For Newborns and Babies
A fluoride detox can also safeguard the health of your newborn! Since the placenta can’t block environmental toxins from entering fetal circulation, any of the fluoride you ingest can be passed along to your unborn or breastfeeding child.
These neurotoxins don’t just enter your baby’s brain tissue and then hop right out. They dig in and cause potentially serious cognitive problems. Research indicates that developmental neurotoxins like fluoride are linked to conditions like autism, ADHD, and other cognitive impairments.
Protection From Alzheimer’s Disease
Trouble doesn’t travel alone. Fluoride has a sidekick, the neurotoxin aluminum, that helps fluoride diminish cognitive behavior even further.
Fluoride makes it easier for aluminum to enter the brain. This definitely isn’t something to overlook considering that the aluminum found in your deodorant is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Reduced Risk of Thyroid Problems
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the neck. Even though you can’t see it or feel it, your thyroid plays a critical role in your overall health by producing and releasing the hormones your body needs to perform essential functions.
As long as your thyroid is working properly, it supports your heartbeat, digestion, brain development, body temperature, mood, and blood sugar. That’s quite a list of responsibilities!
Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the presence of fluoride in the body is associated with interruption of thyroid function. Studies show that fluoride impacts levels of thyroid hormone, even when the concentration of fluoride is less than 0.5 mg/L.
A poorly functioning thyroid leads to imbalance conditions known as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. These dysfunctions cause consequences that range from depression and fatigue to weight gain and hair loss.
Cutting fluoride out of your life gives your thyroid the chance it needs to recover! When your thyroid hormones can be restored to proper levels, you’ll notice your symptoms fade away.
Enhanced Mood and Energy
Finally, a fluoride detox can help to optimize the activity of your pineal gland. This small, pea-shaped gland in the brain is responsible for producing and regulating hormones like melatonin.
Aside from supporting a healthy sleep cycle, melatonin also uses its antioxidant properties to protect the brain from damage. If fluoride has the opportunity to compromise your pineal gland function, you’ll notice side effects like poor sleep, depression, anxiety, and accelerated brain aging.
This means that a fluoride detox may be all you need to restore your melatonin production and reclaim the high-quality sleep, positive mood, and focused concentration you once took for granted.
What Are You Waiting For? Start Your Fluoride Detox Now
It’s disappointing, confusing, and infuriating to consider how some of our most trusted health agencies have turned a blind eye to the serious threats posed by the fluoride in public water and commercial toothpastes.
But you have a choice! You don’t have to remain a victim of the pervasive fluoride trend. Instead, you can commit to a fluoride detox and liberate your body (and mouth!) from nasty consequences like inflammation, degeneration, and dysfunction.
It all starts with what you put in your mouth. Dirty Mouth Toothpowder and Dirty Mouth Toothpaste make it as easy as possible to brush for beautiful teeth without a single trace of fluoride. While detoxing, improve your gum health with our Dirty Mouth Gum Serum to strengthen and restore your gum tissue. Your smile, your body, and your family deserve purity, not poison.
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