A big thanks to Calgary family physician, Dr. Robert C. Dickson, for making it so plain that everyone can understand: water fluoridation is like “trying to ingest your sunscreen” to protect your skin.
It’s about time we wake up as a society. We’ve been sleeping too long and letting people make decisions for us that aren’t really necessarily healthy for us. It’s a sign that we’re backing away, but it’s way too slowly. B.C. is 95 per cent not fluoridated. Quebec is about the same. Europe is 98 per cent not fluoridated. And guess what? Their teeth are just as good as ours. They have no epidemics of dental problems. One of the best graphs — if you Google the World Health Organization data — all the major fluoridated countries, and 14 of the non-fluoridated countries in the world — and their rates of tooth decay over the last 50 or 60 years.
And the rates of tooth decay are going down at exactly the same rate in the fluoridated countries and the non-fluoridated countries. So right there that shows you that it’s not water fluoridation that’s doing it. And one of the graphs that came out that was very similar — going back to the 1800s, when they first started collecting data on teeth decay — and teeth decay at that time was pretty high. Graph goes down on linear line toward lower cavities.
Look at when fluoride came in the 50s and 60s — you can draw a line on that graph — and the slope of that line is exactly the same.
It’s not good for poor kids. We’ve got studies to prove that. We’ll go to areas where there’s a lot of poor children, we’ll fluoridate part of the community and we’ll not fluoridate another community of poor kids. It’s exactly the same, there’s no change after years.