Question about fluorideSubmitted by amitj78 on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 19:00
After the revelation from the Harvard study (http://www.dailypaul.com/246541/harvard-study-finds-fluoride...), I have personally taken a closer look at the potential negative effects of fluoride consumption, and of course the anti-libertarian idea of putting it in our drinking water in the first place. My question is regarding the use of it in toothpaste and anti-cavity rinses.
For awhile, I was using a toothpaste from Tom's that had both xylitol and fluoride, and my teeth were always feeling healthy and clean, especially when I used a fluoride-based anit-cavity rinse at night before bed (also from Tom's). I recently switched to a pure xylitol toothpaste but kept using the fluoride rinse, and I notice my teeth are feeling less healthy (some pain at the gumline).
So, does anyone see any serious issue with using toothpaste and anti-cavity rinses with fluoride since the amount that is ultimately ingested is quite minuscule compared to what comes from drinking water?