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Fluoride and the Kidneys

The kidneys are believed to be the most important organ in the human body in the fight against long-term fluoride exposure. Healthy adult kidneys are able to excrete about 50 percent of ingested fluoride and are responsible for preventing toxic levels of fluoride from accumulating in the body. However, adults who have kidney disease excrete about 10 to 20 percent of ingested fluoride, which increases their body burden of fluoride and increases their likelihood of fluoride poisoning.


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Fluoride and the Reproductive System

Fluoride has been added to the tap water of many Western countries since the early to middle 1900s. This mineral is thought to improve oral health by topically treating tooth enamel, making it stronger over time. Since first being used to improve oral health, however, numerous studies have been conducted that show fluoride may cause serious side effects. Fluoride toxicity may substantially impact the health of the reproductive system, for example. Read this article to learn more about the animal and human studies that researchers have performed since the 1950s, and learn about the potentially toxic side effects of this mineral.

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Albuquerque Puts an End to Water Fluoridation

The first half of 2012 saw a major victory in the battle for fluoride-free public drinking water in the United States. In April, city officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, elected not to increase the fluoride content of the community’s water. “We’re going to err on the side of caution,” remarked David Morris, a representative for the Albuquerque Water Authority (i). The decision triggered a ripple effect that stirred debate in neighboring communities, causing public officials and residents alike to reconsider the widely held notion that fluoride is a “healthy.”

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Assure a Smile – Miami Dentist

Welcome to the Assure a Smile Wordpress Blog! Here you will find the latest in holistic dentistry news, studies, and wellness information! Founded in 1989, we are one of South Florida's premiere General, Holistic, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dental practices. Headed by Dr. Ted Hermann, DMD, our practice values our relationships with patients and takes pride in our commitment to the highest levels of service and quality. As a Holistic Dental practice, we’re redefining both the art and comfort of aesthetic, cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures. We truly consider each of your needs and desires, and we look forward to you sharing your dreams with us! For more information, visit Assure a Smile's Miami dentist page on the Web!