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Fluoride does NOT protect teeth from cavities, large-scale government study proves

•, by: Ethan Huff

The paper out of England states that fluoridation results in a mere two percent fewer cavities than non-fluoridation, two percent being a statistically insignificant figure that might as well be zero percent. Also, fluoridation does not prevent teeth from falling out.

The longstanding claim that artificially fluoridating water results in net economic benefits by lowering public dental costs is also a myth, the study states. To the contrary, fluoridating water results in a net economic loss when considering the capital costs of doing it.

Using the dental insurance records of 6.4 million adults living in England, the study found that those living in fluoridated areas show no reduction in tooth decay compared to those living in non-fluoridated areas.

"It's the largest ever study of the effects of fluoridation on the dental health of adults," wrote filmmaker and architect Robin Monotti on X.

"The LOTUS study, funded by the UK Department of Health, was intended to inform policy-makers of what to expect for future dental and economic outcomes from the current plan to expand fluoridation to all of England. Currently, only 10% of England is fluoridated. The study found 'exceedingly small' reductions in caries most people would not consider meaningful."

Fluoridated water kills

In a best-case scenario, consuming fluoridated water as opposed to non-fluoridated water might save a person $1 per year in dental care costs. This does not take into consideration the costs of expanding England's fluoridation program, which as previously mentioned would more than likely lead to net economic losses.

On the other hand, the risks of consuming fluoridated water far outweigh any best-case scenario savings of $1 per person, per year, not the least of which include dental fluorosis, or the discoloration and breakdown of teeth and tooth enamel.

In areas of the United States where public drinking water is fluoridated, upwards of 70 percent of children now suffer from dental fluorosis, the cost of which to fix through cosmetic dentistry can be enormous. Not only that, fluoridated water damages brain tissue and leads to a reduction in IQ in children.

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