Originally posted by eMachine
I stopped using toothpaste 8 or 9 months ago, because I couldn't find any fluoride-free toothpaste at the supermarket. I just brush thoroughly,
floss, and use some mouthwash.
I hadn't thought about it, but now that you mention it I don't experience the tooth sensitivity that I sometimes used to. I remember sometimes
drinking soda would make my teeth feel 'soft', that doesn't happen anymore either.
Around the same time, I also stopped using antiperspirant and switched to regular deodorant without aluminum. But that's another thread.
Thanks for spreading info. So many things we use I think are probably not necessary. I can't take a shower now without thinking to myself "Oh,
smothering myself in smelly chemicals and rinsing off in fluoride makes me feel so much better!" (sarcasm)
Hey, hehe that's interesting, I quit using aluminum based deodorant/antiperspirant as well. In fact I do a variety of thins, health wise that
practically no other people I know in my day to day life do.
I can't speak of specific benefits, from specific changes I have made. But I can state that I have not been sick in any form, for at least 8 years..
The only 'headache' I have had was about 6 years ago the day after I had my wisdom teeth removed. And that was a pulsing in the jaw, I am not too
sure what headache feels like.
For those who use Sensodyne. I challenge you to switch to another toothpaste, only for a week, another super-market brand with fluoride. I am sure
your sensitivity will be back.
Additionally, in response to Craig732, I think thats a bit of an overwhelming statement to make. How anyone can claim that they know the condition of
millions of peoples teeth is beyond me.
What is clear though, is that fluoride causes Dental Fluorosis which is a lot like tooth decay to begin with. The symptoms are very similar.
Furthermore, as cited in my OP studies done on towns in India, Turkey and Sicili, where fluoride occurs naturally in the water, experience a range of
debilitating issues that result in overall premature aging.
Furthermore, in one of my later posts, I brought up information from that seems to challenge the traditional thinking on fluoride and it's benefits.
Even if you support the idea that fluoride is beneficial to teeth, then why isn't the fluoride in our tooth paste enough? And why would putting it in
a water supply, where we simply drink the water have such a great, positive impact?
I think it's fairly clear to see the risks of a known POISON, being placed in a public water supply via Industrial waste, far outwieigh the benefits
for the average person. Do you honestly believe the government cares about your teeth that much?
[edit on 5-6-2009 by king9072]