We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know: Ignaz Semmelweis

Washing hands.

Sometimes in life, science and the subsequent proof we seek lag far behind validating research (this begs a whole other discussion on funding of such today).  In support of my concerns about the dangers of fluoride and how we don’t know what we don’t know, I would like to share the tragic but compelling story of Ignaz Semmelweis. Continue reading

Professional Reactions to My Last Blog on Flossing

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I had wondered when I published last month’s blog on flossing if anyone would respond to the picture that we chose to accompany the article.  As I had hoped, a number of Dental Hygiene colleagues responded to the CDHA (my blog posts appear on their site), to alert them of the mistake that I had made.  I was notified of such and here is the truth.. Continue reading

To Floss or Not To Floss

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Recently, a patient brought to my attention an Associated Press release that made it to the evening news, stating officials have never really researched the effectiveness of regular flossing.  She then asked me to comment on whether I think it is necessary to floss or not to floss.

While I was aware of the limited data available supporting this oral health care practice, I have personally observed, anecdotally, that the effects of some kind of in-between bacterial disruption on a daily basis really does help to reduce bleeding gums and inflammation. Continue reading

5 Reasons Why I Recommend ECO-DENT DailyCare Toothpowder

Eco-DentAs a holistic registered dental hygienist, I am often asked by my patients, family and friends what “toothpaste” I recommend. In most cases I suggest that they try ECO-DENT DailyCare Toothpowder and I actually give out samples right here in my office for them to try.  There are many reasons why I recommend this toothpowder over a regular toothpaste, but here are my top 5 reasons why I choose to recommend ECO-DENT DailyCare Toothpowder.

5 Reasons Why I Recommend ECO-DENT DailyCare Toothpowder: Continue reading

Dr. Mercola Announces Fluoride Awareness Week

 

 

 

In this week’s blog I would like to present the press release announcing a special week of information on the dangers of fluoride brought to you by Dr. Mercola and The Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

Dr. Mercola Announces Fluoride Awareness Week

Dr. Joseph Mercola and the Fluoride Action Network are pairing up during this week-long event to help increase awareness of the dangers of fluoride.

It’s amazing that the United States claims to be one of the most advanced scientific countries in the world, yet we still are behind many countries in Europe, which have banned or drastically reduced their use of fluoride in public water systems.

Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Continue reading

Health Canada Report: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

14796473_sa copyIn this week’s FAN (Fluoride Action Network) newsletter, we were informed that Health Canada released its final report on water fluoridation on June 20, 2011.

In the words of FAN’s director, Paul Connett: Continue reading

New Study: Fluoride Can Damage the Brain

Avoid Fluoride Use in Children

bigstock-Young-girl-hot-and-sweating-af-25719143a copyAs many of my readers know, I am a member of FAN (Fluoride Action Network) and I vehemently oppose water fluoridation.  The two major reasons for this are due to its much studied/documented toxicity and the fact that it is a violation of our human rights to have a drug added to our municipal water supply.

I received an email last week from FAN that a new study has recently been published and following is an excerpt from a news release pertaining to such: Continue reading

Why a World Renowned Fluoridationist Changed His Mind

Last week I wrapped up with a quote from Dr. John Colquhoun and this week I would like to take some time to begin to explore who he was and the impact he has had on me personally and professionally with regards to the fluoride issue.

Dr. Colquhoun, like me, realized that during our training, we only learn one side of the scientific controversy over fluoridation.

“I had been taught and I believed, that there was really no scientific case against fluoride and that only misinformed lay people and a few crackpot professionals were foolish enough to oppose it”. Continue reading

Changes to Water Fluoridation

Dental Fluorosis: What is it?

There has been a great deal happening south of the border in the last few weeks regarding  fluoridation and as a member of FAN, The Fluoride Action Network, I would like to share some of the compelling information that has been brought to light.

I am not and never have been in favor of fluoride, especially the practice of water fluoridation, and it would now appear that as a result of this “one dose fits all prescription” there now exists a 41% fluorosis rate in youths 12–15 years old in the United States.  As a result of this, they are lowering their fluoride concentration in the water supply to .7ppm, down from the .7ppm to 1.2ppm range which has existed since 1962. Continue reading