We have long been told by dentists that fluoride helps strengthen our teeth and promote mental health. However, what they don’t know is that fluoride can cause numerous health problems. From something as simple as discoloured teeth to serious birth defects, numerous studies have proven that fluoride can cause severe problems. Fluoride is a highly toxic substance. It is more toxic than lead, but slightly less toxic than arsenic. 

While water is pretty difficult to avoid, fluoride-free toothpastes are much easier to find. It is important to minimize our exposure to fluoride so that we and our children do not accidentally ingest too much fluoride. Always remember to read labels and ingredients to pick the best toothpaste.