White Teeth Bad Skin: The Perils of Fluoride?

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No matter how you look at it, we’re all chasing a beauty ideal. There’s nothing wrong with that, especially where skin is concerned. Beautiful skin is an instant upgrade to any face or body. That said, achieving flawless skin can be a challenge, and aside from environmental factors that are constantly threatening to age or damage the epidermis, so much of what we consume can wreak havoc on our skin.

We’re aware of the obvious things: a diet that consists purely of junk food will do your skin no justice; however, imagine something as simple as a bottle of water or toothpaste causing acne around your jawline. The culprit: fluoride.

Can you imagine, great teeth terrible skin? Recently, a member of my family developed cystic acne along her jawline. After a process of elimination, she discovered that the assailant was fluoride. This is a pretty sensitive topic because fluoride is lauded as one of the 20th century’s major achievements. Fluoridation of tap water has contributed significantly to the decline of tooth decay over the past 60 years.

There’s a little bit of fluoride in just about everything; it’s in the soil, plants, and even the air we breathe. Its effects on dental health are indisputable, but that’s where the argument starts. Although many believe fluoride is generally harmless, there are many groups who believe fluoride is toxic. Most of us are generally oblivious to the effects of fluoride, unless you have a fluoride sensitivity.

Here are the top five symptoms of fluoride sensitivity:

  1. Acne  near the mouth that spreads across the chin and cheeks;
  2. Canker sores in the mouth;
  3. Stomach aches, constipation or diarrhea;
  4. Chronic fatigue;
  5. Muscular aches or muscle weakness.

The bad news is these symptoms apply to so many ailments. The best way to find out if you have a fluoride sensitivity is to eliminate your contact with fluoride.

These are the top three things to check for:

  1. Find out if there’s fluoride in your tap water. Do not try to boil your water, this only makes the fluoride stronger. Luckily, as of 2011, the cities of Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and Regina stopped fluoridating their water.
  2. Check your bottled water—almost all of the popular brands contain fluoride.
  3. Check your toothpaste. Try fluoride-free toothpastes like JASON brand (they have whitening toothpaste).

Once you’ve done the aforementioned, you’ll just have to wait it out. If it’s a sensitivity to fluoride, your skin should start clearing up within a week.

  • CllrChris

    There is not a single cell in the human body that needs fluoride. It’s a ridiculous fallacy that it “strengthens teeth”. In fact it does the opposite with fluorosis. The chemicals (hexafluorosalicic acids) used to “add fluoride” to the water are themselves polluted with toxins and heavy metals, sscrubbed for the stacks of the phosphates, nuclear and aluminium industries. “Fluoridation” is no more than a sneaky way of firms avoiding proper disposal of their wastes. Otherwise it is also a sneaky way of making people long-term ill with all the trillions that creates for the pharmaceutical industries (and dentistry!) – no wonder these “health professionals” are so keen to get the stuff dosed into our water. My water is fluoridated but recently I’ve been doing my darndest to get it out – drinking distilled waters. I feel a little better. But one little indicator seems to be that those little white spots and flecks I had on my fingernails ever since I moved to (fluoridated) Birmingham (as a young man over forty years ago!) have now completely disappeared. Fluoride explains a lot of the health problems I’ve been fighting over the years. Fact is people exposed to fluoridated water for more than a year will never properly recover. I will spend the rest of my days trying to stop this poison being drip fed to we the ignorant masses!

  • 1875

    Where does the fluoride used for water fluoridation come from? During the manufacture of Superphosphate, which is a fertiliser, two very toxic waste gasses are generated. The first one is silicon tetrafluoride and the second one is hydrogen fluoride. In the past these gasses were vented to the atmosphere but were so toxic and corrosive that they caused severe damage to orchards, crops and farm nimals.”Airborne fluorides have caused more worldwide damage to domestic animals than any other air pollutant.” – (US Department of Agriculture, 1972.) Regulations were then brought in to require the capture of the gasses in wet scrubbers. Hydrofluorosilicic acid is then formed in the scrub
    liquor. There are a range of co-contaminants in this waste product including arsenic (carcinogen), lead, mercury and radioactive materials. Some others identified include hexane, methyl alcohol, formaldehyde, methyl ethyl ketone, benzene, toluene, and styrene. Heavy metals such as lead and mercury are present in the phosphate rock. The phosphate rock is mildly radioactive due to the presence of some radionuclides. No emission factors are included for these HAPs (hazardous air pollutants),heavy metals, or radionuclides due to the lack of sufficient data. Nobody knows what other contaminants are in this waste product as it is not tested thoroughly. The acid is only filtered to remove solid silica particles. It is then transported to the water treatment plant and slowly bled into the public water supply. What we’re drinking is a toxic cocktail of untreated air pollution control scrubber liquor.

  • Ayanna

    Fluoride sucks!