Early in the 20th century, dentists discovered that fluoride reduced the number of cavities in their patients’ teeth. Soon, amidst much debate and rancor, fluoride was regularly added to American public drinking water supplies. Fluoridation has been hailed by some as a triumph of public health but it was also, as historian Frank Zelko points out this month, a profitable way to put to use a waste byproduct from the production of fertilizer.
I’m also a dental hygienist and totally agree! People don’t realize how rampant decay was before fluoride was introduced, and now with all the bottled water….without Fluoride…being consumed, decay is rearing it’s ugly head again!
I’m a trained dental hygienist. I have to say you are right… Bigger issues than that…But fluoride was discovered as a natural element. As for being added to public water, look at all the mindless drinking non fluoride bottled water, in my opinion is a waste of time and money. Sure people want to decide for themselves, but where I work at (idoc dental Dept) all the non brushing/ flossing, candy eating, drug use rampant decay… Need some good ol fluoride…lol ☺️.. just my professional opinion. 😉
I was channeling Obi-Wan Kenobi, when he was on Dagobah and trying to console Luke after previously telling him that Vader killed his father. My two cents: Kenobi was the one clinging to that truth and not Luke.