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SOURCE International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — October is Dental Hygiene Month, but not all dentists will be touting the alleged benefits of fluoride.  In fact, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is using this month to raise awareness of the health risks associated with fluoride.  This is especially timely because of recent news about a study linking fluoride exposure in utero with lower IQs.
The IAOMT is an organization of over 800 dentists, physicians, and research professionals in more than 14 countries, and the non-profit organization has been dedicated to its mission of protecting public health since it was founded in 1984.  Since that time, the group has continually collected, examined, and reviewed studies and research articles about fluoride and other dental materials and practices.
“IAOMT and its members have been independently studying the toxicity of fluoride for decades,” Matthew Young, DDS, President of the IAOMT, explains.  “For dentistry, as an ethical profession, it is imperative to uphold the concepts of ‘do no harm.’  Fluoride has traditionally been seen as a panacea for dental disease without the knowledge of its inherent harm to the human body.  We need to seek less toxic alternatives and work to improve human health with the safest approach.”
This week, the IAOMT is officially releasing a variety of new fluoride awareness resources available for free on their website.  The materials were developed based on the group’s new Position Paper against Fluoride Use in Water, Dental Materials, and Other Products.  Hundreds of scientific studies and research articles were analyzed to create this detailed document, which includes over 500 citations supporting the potential for fluoride to cause adverse health outcomes.
The IAOMT’s official position is that given the elevated number of fluoride sources and the increased rates of fluoride intake in the American population, which have risen substantially since water fluoridation began in the 1940’s, it has become a necessity to reduce and work toward eliminating avoidable sources of fluoride exposure, including water fluoridation, fluoride-containing dental materials, and other fluoridated products.
“Ingesting synthetic fluoride, such as that added to community water, is not only ineffective at reducing tooth decay, but it also exposes our population to a number of toxins,” David Kennedy, DDS, lead author of the IAOMT Fluoride Position Paper, cautions.  “American children are already being overdosed with fluoride, as is evidenced by the increase in tooth mottling (fluorosis), which now occurs to some degree in a majority of our youth.  The National Research Council determined that many individuals are exceptionally vulnerable to the toxic effects of fluoride.  When will people realize that scientific research offers grave warnings about fluoride? Don’t we all deserve safe water?”
Contact: David Kennedy, DDS, IAOMT Public Relations Chair,
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
Phone: (863) 420-6373; Website:
2 thoughts on “Fluoride Warnings Issued by International Group of Dentists”
  1. It doesn’t matter if that’s a junk organization. It’s still the truth. Mercury has no place in our mouth. I was a dental assistant they use raw mercury and mix it with a grainy metal subantance and put in straight in your teeth. I know I mixed it. Every dentist I’ve been to in the last decade does not use amalgam. They all use composite fillings. Mercury is a toxic poison. Flouride causes white spots on teeth it’s toxic to your body. Flouride makes bones and teeth more brittle and prone to breakage. We don’t need toxic chemicals added to our drinking weather. Chlorine is necessary, flouride is not. There are alternatives to using amalgam smart informed people make their own decisions. Ask your dentist what he uses. Just moved here and will find a dentist that advocates use of composite fillings.

  2. IAOMT is a well recognized quack organization of folks who seemed to have flunked chemistry.
    They as an example don’t understand the difference between an amalgam and liquid mercury and advocate the removal of amalgam fillings. This after the 60 Minutes scare of many years ago was widely debunked by everybody! They also apparently have never figured out that the vast majority of mercury in our bodies is the direct result of burning coal which introduces mercury through the air we breath, the water we drink and the food we eat.
    Based on their ignorance we should immediately stop using chlorine after all it’s a deadly poison. Get that chlorine out of our water now Donna! We should therefore outlaw table salt since it contains that poison and sodium an explosive metal. Then we should outlaw hydrogen an explosive gas and water since it contains hydrogen. Short Bus News FAIL!

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