When fluoride is removed, dental decay decreases or stays the same
Don't let the fear-mongers scare you. As reported in the Calgary Herald newspaper article Calgary dentists report more cavities in kids after fluoride removed from water, the author Clara Ho makes it seem like after only two years of children not being exposed to the toxic chemical hydrofluorosilicic acid (fluoride), their teeth are starting to fall out. But let's look a little closer shall we?
By "Calgary Dentists", Clara Ho actually means two Calgary Dentists. They are reporting that children are coming to their office "with bigger cavities than seen before" and "“Now we’re seeing again the horror stories in a younger population of children since they've taken the fluoride out,” Smith said, citing higher levels of decay in young children and even babies as young as 11 months."
Higher tooth decay in babies as young as 11 months? A child's first teeth only begin to erupt at around 6 months and now we are to believe that the removal of fluoride is the cause of increased tooth decay in babies based on one dentist's observation?
Sorry Clara. Science does not work on a single observation. Now for the science.
In 2001, scientific studies were conducted by Maupomé et al in British Columbia, Canada to determine what effect the discontinuation of water fluoridation had on dental decay rates. They observed thousands of participants. The results? The BC communities that removed fluoride from their water supplies showed the same or lower levels of tooth decay compared to those that continued fluoridating.
In 2000, Kunzel, Fischer, Lorenz, and Brühmann released the results of a study Decline of caries prevalence after the cessation of water fluoridation in the former East Germany and found exactly what the title of the study says... when artificial fluoridation was stopped, dental decay rates decreased. The authors noted that “In contrast to the anticipated increase in dental caries following the cessation of water fluoridation in the cities Chemnitz and Plauen, a significant fall in caries prevalence was observed.”
If this is still not enough, the following chart from the World Health Organization on dental decay rates in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated countries is revealing:
Despite the fact that removing artificial fluoride from or never having it in public water supplies has absolutely no effect on dental decay rates, 90% + of the world has rejected it, and fluoride does have adverse health effects on the body and mind, institutes like the World Health Organization still endorse artificial fluoridation.
But if artificial fluoridation has no effect on our teeth, and the only reason we are told it is in the water is because of our teeth, what other reasons are there to continue this deadly practice?