GENRE: Email letter
TITLE: Why not tackle the CAUSE of tooth decay – it’s NOT a lack of fluoride in our diet
AUTHOR: Harry G
DATE SENT: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM
STATUS: Published on ASWLA
TANYA PLIBERSEK: “In 2002, the Victorian Government estimated that the 25 years of fluoridation that they had in their water supply had saved the Victorian community nearly $1 billion in avoided dental costs.
It makes a huge difference. There will be dentists who tell you that they can tell someone who grew up in Queensland because of the state of their teeth as adults.”
Regarding these comments:
1. The consumption of soft drinks and energy drinks has increased 400% over the past 20 years. Fluoride may have worked 50 years ago. Today it’s just another chemical that gets absorbed by the skin when people shower – and is linked to the soaring rates of skin cancer. (Fluoride and chlorine absorption causes mutations in the skin’s DNA, leading to irreversible damage even to those who raraely go into the sun.)
2. I spoke to a holistic dentist last week who says he can see how much damage is caused to teeth by acidic soft drinks.
3. If the Government are concerned THAT MUCH about teeth and saving BILLIONS of dollars in the near future, it would BAN soft drinks at schools, and FORCE companies to remove the sugar and phosphoric acid in these drinks to combat tooth decay, diabetes and obesity.