Steven Green, DDS Holistic Dentist answers questions:
Q. If fluoride is poisonous (see below), what will help prevent cavities?
A. Xylitol (birch sugar) reduces cavities much more than fluoride, and it tastes good. This ‘alcohol sugar’ in excess might cause gas or loose bowels, providing a natural control. Two tablespoons of fruits preserved with xylitol daily, or 18 mints, or a couple of teaspoonfuls of the sugar itself reduce tooth decay 30-40%.
Xylitol is now in toothpastes, nasal sprays, chewing gum and chewable vitamin Cs.
A side benefit is a similar reduction in risk to ear, nose and sinus infections, kidney, bladder, and urethral infections, probably even reducing risk to our number one killer, heart and artery disease.
Q. Is fluoride a poison or safe medicine?
A. Fluoride in the toothpaste is perhaps the most common cause of morning nausea. I have had many patients tell me their worst experience at the dentist was the sickness they felt during and after fluoride treatments. The reason more do not die from fluoride is that it is so toxic, when ingested it almost always causes vomiting. Motor dysfunction, IQ deficits, learning disabilities and cancer in humans have been linked to fluoride. (Neurotoxicology and Teratology, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1995.)
Breeders of purebred bulls know that the tiny administration of fluorides makes the bull more submissive and easier to handle. During World War II, both the Germans and the Russians added sodium fluoride to prisoner’s drinking water to subtly poison the mind and reduce the power to resist domination. Dental & Health Facts, Vol. 10, Issue 1, January, 1997, Foundation for Toxic Free Dentistry, P.O. Box 60810, Orlando, FL 32860-8010.
Dr. Green is a general dentist and a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician with over 35 years of experience specializing in noninvasive and natural treatments. He is a holistic dentist whose practice includes cosmetic dentistry, oral rehabilitation, TMJ therapies, fillings, crown and bridgework, root canals, non-surgical periodontics, pediatric dentistry, nutritional pharmacology and oral medicine and toxicology.Dr. Green, a member of the American Dental Association, a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and Past President of the Holistic Dental Association, has been a featured lecturer in the United States and abroad.