Water Fluoridation – The Hidden Dangers

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Many people believe that fluoridated water is a healthy choice for both adults and children alike. It supposedly prevents cavities, and the government even adds it to many local areas’ drinking water as a way to prevent tooth decay. However, the assumption that fluoride is a great thing to drink on a daily basis is not a good one to make. There are many hidden dangers behind this seemingly innocent chemical additive in our drinking water.

The first thing that needs to be said about the fluoride that is put into our drinking water is that it’s actually a commonly found industrial waste product. The fluoride used for this purpose is actually Hydrofluorosilicic, also known as HFSA. HFSA is too hazardous to dump, and isn’t even cleansed in order to remove arsenic or lead. HFSA raises lead levels in blood, and also raises the levels of mercury, arsenic, and chromium present in bloodstreams. According to the NSF, the most common contaminant in fluoridated water is arsenic. Do you really want to drink industrial waste?

Moreover, the main purpose that government officials supposedly use the process of water fluoridation isn’t actually scientifically proven. Higher levels of lead in the bloodstream actually were linked with a higher rate of cavities in both humans and animals. It increases infertility and genetic decay, increases the chances of hip fractures in the elderly, and even is a suspected carcinogen by many different associations. It’s also worth noting that fluoride has never been approved by the FDA, which still maintains that it isn’t necessarily safe. The bottom line is that fluoridated water is not only a bad idea, it’s downright dangerous.

In order to fully understand how dangerous fluoride is to your health, it’s a good idea to know what some of the other uses can be. Many different companies use fluoride as a rat poison, a pest extermination chemical, and as an herbicide in some cases.

Fluoride is also a carcinogen according to the EPA. The Environmental Protection Agency is in charge of deciding whether or not a chemical is toxic to the environment, and also has a say in waste disposal. The fact that fluoride isn’t considered to be safe in a natural environment is a pretty powerful statement. If it’s not safe in the groundwater, or in oceanwater, it’s not going to be safe in your drinking water. Also, the substance is so corrosive that fluoride would have to be held in a Class 1 toxic waste dump. Class 1 dumps are reserved for only the most toxic, corrosive, and environmentally dangerous chemicals.

Fluoridated water also isn’t even ethical. When the government decides to fluoridate public drinking water, it’s mass medication. Mass medication is a gross violation of human rights, and also takes away the choice that people naturally have when it comes to deciding whether or not they want to ingest this chemical. There isn’t even a reason why water should be fluoridated, since fluoride is naturally found in spinach, fish, apples, and other common foods. The levels of fluoride found in these foods is lower, and also is healthier since it’s from CaF (calcium fluoride) instead of HFSA or NaF (sodium fluoride).

If you care about your teeth, your bones, and your overall wellness, stay away from tap water. Fluoride can cause serious health problems over the course of your life, and it is possible to avoid much of it.


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So, what’s that tooth?

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A complete set of adult teeth is made up of 32 individual teeth, and within this there are 4 different types of teeth all designed to do a slightly different job when it comes to biting, chewing and shredding food.


Starting at the very front of the mouth, we have the incisors. Also known as the cutting teeth, we have 8 incisors (4 at the top, 4 on the bottom) which are flat and sharp in shape, and designed to slice through food. All incisors have a single conical root, which is long and planted deep into the mouth.


The 4 canine teeth we have as adults are the strongest teeth in our mouths, as they are designed to tear, shred and rip tougher foods like meat. On either side of our upper and lower incisors, our canine teeth are conical in shape to help grip and pull food, and also have the longest roots which are again long and conical in shape.


Next along in the mouth, situated next to each of our 4 canine teeth, are our 2 premolars, 8 in total. Premolars, also known as bicuspids, are a cross between canines and molars, and are designed to both rip and tear (like canines) and chew and grind (like molars). All premolars have a single root, apart from the first premolars on the upper jaw which have 2 roots.


Adults have up to 12 molar teeth (4 being the furthest back known as Wisdom Teeth, which not all adults have), which are situated at the back of the mouth. Designed to chew and grind, molars are the flattest and largest teeth in our mouths, and on the upper jaw have 3 roots, and 2 roots on the bottom jaw.

With all teeth playing an equally important job when it comes to consuming food, it’s important to make sure you brush and clean each tooth as thoroughly and carefully as the rest. Have you considered the blotting technique?

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Blotting : A Natural Cure for Gum Disease

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Suffering from gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is no laughing matter. Your breath will smell terrible, you will be at a higher risk for heart disease, and advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Bills for dental care can be sky-high, so it can be difficult to get it treated once you have it. Doesn’t sound great, does it?

However, blotting gives people the option of having a cure for gum disease without all the high bills and visits to the dentist.

Surely not? How?

Gum disease is caused by plaque, and regular brushing simply can’t get rid of it all.

Blotting removes the plaque that causes gum disease.

Unlike regular toothbrushes, blotting brushes use a tapping motion to get rid of the plaque that causes cavities, gum disease, and more.

The tiny bristles on the brush go underneath the gums and pull up the plaque. It uses capillary action to remove most of the plaque, and has been proven to be an effective way to prevent against gum disease. It literally blots the plaque off teeth, gums, and everywhere in between.

Unlike many diseases that have to do with oral health, gum disease is a malady where the symptoms can lessen (and then disappear) once the causes have been removed. This means that prevention – and the removal of plaque – is the cure to gum disease. This is also why blotting is a perfect way to cure gum disease before (and after) it happens.

Best of all, using a blotting brush is easy, especially if you get a DVD which explains how to blot your teeth properly.

It can reverse the damage done to teeth, and also reverses the damage done to gums by gum disease. It only takes a couple of minutes a day, and can also provide a gentle massage to teeth as well.

This cure for gum disease is all natural, requires no needles, and has no anesthesia. For people who hate going to the dentist, this is an incredible find.

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For more information on blotting brushes and how they can help cure gum disease see here: Dr Philip’s Blotting Brushes

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Smile, it’s good for you!

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We have all heard the expression that laughter is the best medicine, but it turns out that simply by smiling you are increasing your state of happiness, as well. For years physical movements or restrictions have been linked to the reciprocal emotional effects, so it is no surprise that recent research studies have proved that a simple act such as smiling actually boosts your mood, and even your ability to enjoy.

Where we would usually surmise that our emotional state is linked to involuntary physical acts (such as an accidental bump leading to anger, being tickled leading to happiness), recent studies have showed that even being instructed to make physical expressions and movements can lead to enhanced emotions. For example, someone instructed to make an angry face showed enhanced blood flow to their hands and feet (which fits in with the physical reactions of kicking and punching when angry), and those instructed to smile found others around them more favourable than when straight-faced.

A great example of the latter is in a recent study, participants were instructed to watch funny cartoons. Those who were instructed to hold a pencil in their teeth and thus forced to make a smile, found the cartoons funnier than the other participants who were instructed to hold the pencil in their lips, thus preventing them from being able to smile.

So whilst we are often taught that it is all about mind over matter, remember that this is not always the case, and that in fact, forcing yourself to smile can actually improve your emotional state, even if it is just temporary. OK, you may look a little strange walking down the street grinning to yourself, or sitting at your desk at work with a big, slightly scary smirk or your face, but if it makes the day slightly more bearable, it’s worth it!


And of course, the perfect smile needs perfect teeth – so check out our blotting brushes to achieve gnashers to be proud of!

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Why Should We Drink More Water?

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So Why Should We Drink More Water?

Doctors keep trying to convince the average person that they need to drink more water. People often will try to increase their intake, or simply won’t listen. Why drink water if you don’t feel thirsty? The reasons why might shock you.

Even mild dehydration (which is virtually undetectable) can be the cause of many diseases. 90% of all body functions need water in order to happen. Water helps transport nutrients and vitamins to where they need to go.

Water also raises the metabolism. Believe it or not, water weight gain only happens when you are dehydrated. If you want to lose weight, drink up! Much of the hunger that people often experience is actually thirst. Before every meal, try to drink a glass of water to see if the hunger subsides. This makes weight loss even easier.

Water helps you regulate your body temperature before sports and heavy exercise. Without drinking water, you can overheat or suffer a heat stroke.

Water also helps carry out impurities and pathogens from your body. Not drinking water keeps them inside your body, where they will be more likely to cause harm to you.

The leading cause of daytime fatigue is actually dehydration. If you need more energy, drink water.

Water has been proven to alleviate back pain, reduce headaches, and even decrease the risk of many different kinds of cancers. This is the ultimate tool for disease prevention and pain reduction.

It also has been linked to better skin.

Lastly, the best reason to drink water is because without it, you cannot survive. A person can live for up to 30 days without food. The longest any human being has ever lived without water is 14 days. Think about what that means for your health and quality of life.

How much water do you drink in a day?

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