I’m a wee bit sensitive when it comes to the topic of fluoride. When I was younger, I was over medicated with fluoride (water system, toothpaste, dental fluoride treatments) and it lead to white fluoride deposits on my teeth. Because of this fact, I have always been VERY self-conscious of my mouth and my smile…and if you’re around me a lot, you’ll probably pick up on the fact that if I laugh, I cover my mouth. Once, in college, I had a boyfriend tell me “You’re really cute – you’d be pretty if it weren’t for your teeth.”
So, that being said – I take fluoride seriously. I hate the stuff. But, aside from the emotional aspect of fluoride, there is also the medical side. Folks, fluoride isn’t good for you…it’s toxic stuff. You don’t often hear me come right out and say things like that…but I really believe this strongly.
If fluoride is toxic, then why on earth is it in our water, our toothpaste, vitamins, and mouthwash? That’s an excellent question. It seems the ADA thinks that fluoride aids in the prevention of tooth decay…the truth is, that’s never been proven.
Several countries have rejected the use of fluoride in the water system: China, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, etc. I hope the United States wises up and follows this protocol very soon.
Because Barry and I feel strongly about drinking safe water, we saved up and purchased a Royal Berkey Water Filter last year. After researching, we felt that the Berkey was the best option on the market. When we did so, we did not buy the fluoride elements – the filters that remove the fluoride. Why? Because several of the homes we were looking to purchase didn’t have town water – they had wells.
When we moved and inherited town water, we knew we’d be buying the elements to remove fluoride. However, one of my favorite companies, More Than Alive offered to send me a free set of elements to try. I was tickled pink to work with them again! They’re really fabulous with great customer service.
We don’t taste any difference in the water…it’s just my peace of mind, knowing the fluoride is gone. I highly recommend the Berkey Water Filter Systems and the fluoride elements. I feel a great comfort knowing that Annie and Bean are drinking SAFE water.
NOTE: I am not a doctor…all I know about the dangers of fluoride are things that I’ve read and the experience that I have with my own teeth. Do you own research and make sure you reach a conclusion that makes you comfortable.