The calcium phosphate mineral that makes up the enamel of our teeth is far more resistant to decay when treated with fluoride. The best way to treat your teeth is with a commercially produced fluoride toothpaste.
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The fluorine is absorbed by the teeth while brushing. If you want more fluorine, the solution is simple... brush longer! When you are done, you spit and rinse away the remaining toothpaste and do not ingest the fluorine.
Everyone is aware of the health benefits of eating a diet rich in antioxidants. If this is true, then eliminating extremely powerful oxidizers like fluorine must be equally important. We don't need to get rid of them if we don't ingest them in the first place.
Ted Broer has earned degrees in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition. In his book "Maximum Energy," Broer contends that we are poisoning ourselves by adding chlorine & fluorine to our water. In a poison index, fluorine is considered more toxic than lead and just slightly less toxic than arsenic! He also links these chemicals to the proliferation of cancers. To quote his book, "pure water comes closer to being a genuine health potion than any other substance on the planet." Keep our water pure. Vote no on Proposition 2 on Oct. 2. We will.
Rod and Kathi Cleland
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