Ten years after Juneau ditched water fluoridation, kids racked up an average of $300/each in extra dental bills


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/08/excess-caries.html


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Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous Communist plot we have ever had to face?


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In topics like this, I’m thankful that the leadership of the John Birch Society barely knows how to turn on one of those newfangled TV-with-a-typewriter gizmos, let alone how to deploy astroturfing trolls.

Also, for the geeks out there:


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I was eating lunch, but just reading this made me lose my apatite.


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Last I checked, Portland, OR also does not fluoridate… not good.


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Ah HA! This is “too perfect”, and so it just proves how deep the fluoridation plot goes-- they even sabotaged people’s teeth to try and bring fluoridation back!


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You only have to brush the ones you wanna keep.” My dear ole’ uncle Fritz, he was a keeper.


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Yeah? Of what? :grimacing:


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You can still keep 'em in jar, I suppose.


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In before “but but it calcifies your pineal gland” or some other nonsense. Or am I? haven’t read the comments yet.


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Damn General Ripper lied to me!


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And brush them too. Yeah.


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“A town stopped fluoridating its water supply. Here’s what happened to its childrens’ teeth.”

Someone call Chubbyemu.


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Or maybe it’s their vaccines that are causing these cavities?


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No, that’s autism. Fluoride causes communist hive-mind. Get your conspiracies straight!


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In all seriousness, too much fluoride is also bad for teeth-- makes them discolored and in some cases damages them. A friend of mine lives in a town with no fluoridation and he gives his kids these fluoride chewable pills. I don’t know how strong they are, but I think topical application of fluoride is better for you than ingesting it.


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I see step one is complete.

1) Initial conspiracy theory: fluoride is a government plot!
2) Next conspiracy theory: fillings are a government plot!
3) Next conspiracy theory: teeth are a government plot!
4) Next conspiracy theory: your head is a government plot!
5) Major positive political realignment in the US.


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I’m sure they’ll be following up with studies on frequency and seriousness of osteoporosis and other skeletal issues, right?

Or maybe the ADA and ACS won’t pay for those?