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Fluoride Now Banned in Israel: Understanding the Risks of Fluoride in Water

  • September 15, 2014

In August of 2014, Israel removed the mandatory requirement that the public water supply be fluoridated. According to Israeli Health Minister Yael German, this move will allow parents and doctors to make independent decisions regarding how much fluoride children actually receive and in what form. At LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo prides himself and his practice on providing patients with accurate, useful information regarding oral wellness and overall health. Today, we’d like to discuss the harmful effects of explore to fluoride in water.

How Harmful Can Fluoride Be?

Multiple studies have shown that the ingestion of fluoride caused pregnant rats to give birth to offspring that were hyperactive, and that young rats given fluoride became sluggish and apathetic. The influence that fluoride has on the brain and the body is still being studied, but the following links have been discovered:

  • An increase in the growth of cancerous cells
  • Decreased production of protective antibodies
  • Lower IQ in children
  • Increased risk of dementia
  • Cancer of the bones
  • Skeletal fluorosis and arthritis
  • Impaired immune system
  • Muscle disorders

While there is much controversy and debate over the safety of fluoride in water, the results of clinical studies do prove the existence of a correlation between fluoride exposure and health risks. When it comes to your family’s health, you don’t take risks. At LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania, we don’t take risks, either. We will always provide you with fact-based research and information when recommending dental and wellness solutions.

Fluoride in Water and Your Family’s Health

When it comes to fluoride in our drinking water and other issues of public concern, the best thing you can do is continue to educate yourself. If you’d like to learn more about the risks of fluoride in water and how you can remain a more informed consumer, the knowledgeable team at LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania can help. Contact our offices in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA today to schedule your consultation with Dr. David DiGiallorenzo. We are committed not only to the oral health of each of our patients, but to their overall physical and mental well-being.

Our two conveniently located dental practices proudly serve the areas of Williamsport, Collegeville, Pottstown, Sunbury, Lock Haven, Bloomberg, and beyond. We genuinely can’t wait to show you what a difference our dedication to your health can make in your life and in your future.