Food, not Fluoride,
From New York State
Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation
by Paul Beeber, U.S.A.
Cavities occur in
sixty percent of U.S. preschool children, and more
often in the poorlv nourished, according to the
January 2004 Journal of the American Dental
breakfast and fruits and vegetables have more
cavities, according to researchers, Dye et al.
breakfast is associated with higher caloric intake,
poor nutrient intake and obesity, Dye and colleagues
used skipped daily breakfast as an indicator of poor
nutrition along with not eating required 5 fruits
and vegetables daily.
Over sixty years ago,
dental researcher Weston Price examined various
countries' inhabitants and their diets and reported
that bad teeth and health are linked to poor diet(2).
"In their zeal to
promote fluoride, dentistry, ignoring diet, may have
helped create a billion-dollar toothpaste industry
while enabling an appalling tooth decay national
to fester and grow like the unfilled cavities in
Medicaid patients who are often refused dental
says lawyer Paul Beeber, President, New York State
Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF).
back up the poor health/more tooth loss association,
regardless of fluoridation levels.
For example, 87% of
West Virginians drink fluoridated water(5);
yet, they are the most toothless in the country(6).
West Virginia is also one of the least healthy
states for heart disease(7)
two diet-related diseases.
Conversely, in Utah,
where only 2.8% of water supplies are fluoridated,
residents lose the fewest teeth in the country due
to decay and gum disease. Utah ranks as one of the
best in state health rankings by United Health
and are least likely to develop heart disease - a
measure of obesity hypertension and sedentary
lifestyle. Utah is also one of four states with the
lowest diabetes rate(8).
dental health, fluoridation, costing over $4.5
is being forced on more Utahans while low-income
families with the most dental needs are neglected(9b).
"Obviously, the public
is being sold a 'bill-of-goods' by the fluoridation
promoters," says Beeber.
The Centers for
Disease Control asserts that fluoridated water saves
from $7 to $42 in dental care for every fluoridation
"In their zeal
to promote fluoride, dentistry, ignoring diet, may
have helped create a billion-dollar toothpaste
However, after decades
of water fluoridation, virtually all Americans
consume a fluoridated food and/or water supply. Yet.
"dental spending outpaces economic growth continuing
a trend," reports the American Dental Association(11).
New York State is 70%.
fluoridated, but two very populous counties, Nassau
and Suffolk (Long Island) are totally fluoridation
free, in New York State 18.3%, lost 6 or more teeth
due to decay or gum disease(13a)
while only 16.2% of Long Island did(13b).
New York City is 100%
fluoridated, yet 20.9% of Brooklyn(14a)
and 19.9% of Queens(14b)
residents lost six or more teeth, more than
non-fluoridated Long Island and partially
fluoridated New York State.
Past news releases
show that New York City poor children have more
tooth decay than the national average(15a,b).
crises appear in many fluoridated cities. (See:
Cavity Crises In Fluoridated Cities)
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