(Natural News) Brushing and flossing are critical for dental health, but are your kids using too much toothpaste? The CDC just silently issued a public health warning over children’s exposure to dangerous amounts of fluoride through excessive toothpaste use. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin and causes permanent damage to developing brains. While the dental industry may promote fluoride as some kind of miracle substance, the truth is that the fluoride added to our water supply and dental care products are toxic leftovers from the fertilizer industry.
For years, dental care product manufacturers have loaded up their toothpastes and other products with dangerous amounts of fluoride, with no warnings whatsoever about how toxic this compound really is. Now, new research from the CDC itself shows that these “warnings” about using too much toothpaste are not sufficient enough to protect the public.
CDC: Kids use dangerous amounts of toothpaste
Back in February, the CDC released a report which found that children between the ages of three and six are using potentially harmful amounts of toothpaste. While advertising and marketing ploys make it seem like consumers should be loading up their brushes with toothpaste every time they brush, the truth is that even adults should only be using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For young children under age three, a strip of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice is sufficient.
The amount of toothpaste people should actually use is far less than what is shown on product packaging or TV. While the FDA mandated that fluoride-containing dental products come with a warning back in 1997, there’s been nothing done about the deceptive marketing and labeling which all but completely obfuscate the warning label and suggested amounts (which of course, are typically in fine print on the back)….