How to Create a Healthy Home – Fluoride Exposure…

Your Journey Toward a Healthy Lifestyle Begins in Your Home and in Your Body.

You are focused on being healthy, but are you aware of the hidden dangers that lurk in your home?


Fluoride is added to our public water systems, so it must be safe, right?

Fluoride has been a key ingredient in pesticides and insecticides. It is also a by-product of the aluminum industry and the phosphate fertilizer companies. Fluoride is added to the public water systems to protect teeth against decay.

Have you ever noticed the following warning on your toothpaste tube?

“Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.”

Because fluoride is in public drinking water, using fluoride toothpaste and other fluoridated products increase the possibility of overexposure. Research has shown that overexposure to fluoride can cause neurological disorders, infertility, hormonal imbalances, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, alzheimer disease, depressed thyroid activity and iodine deficiency. Fluoride also appears to alter bone structure and may increase the risk of fractures.


Avoid products that contain fluoride. Here is a list of some of the main offenders:

  • Toothpaste & Fluoride Rinses
  • Fluoridated Drinking Water
  • Processed Foods & Cereals
  • Soda & Non-organic Juice or Tea
  • Infant Formula & Foods
  • Non-Organic Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat & Fish in Tin Cans
  • Mechanically Deboned Chicken
  • Non-stick & Aluminum Pans
  • Fluorinated Pharmaceuticals
     Click HERE to see a list of fluorinated pharmaceuticals.
  • Showering/Bathing in Fluoridated Water
  • Non-Organic Wine & Grape Juice
  • Chewing Tobacco & Cigarettes

For healthy teeth and gums, brush with fluoride-free toothpaste, essential oil blends or baking soda after meals. Floss your teeth daily. To freshen your breath, use a tongue scraper or rinse with peppermint oil and water. Take calcium, magnesium and vitamin D supplements daily to promote healthy teeth.

There is a strong chance that there is fluoride in your tap water. To remove the fluoride from your drinking water you should invest in a reverse osmosis water filtering system.

This is part of a series of articles on How to Create a Healthy Home based on the New York Times best selling book “The Healthy Home”. For more information about “The Healthy Home” click HERE.

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About Heather Lentz

Your Journey Begins Here…We Be Healthy supports you in your journey towards a healthy lifestyle through Low-Glycemic Cooking (& Eating), High Quality Nutritional Supplements, Jumpstart 5-Day Carb Cleanse, Healthy Energy Drinks, Preservative-Free Skin Care, Reducing Your Toxic Load and Creating a Healthy Home. Although I am still on my healing journey, I am now taking others along with me.
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16 Responses to How to Create a Healthy Home – Fluoride Exposure…

  1. Heather – Every time I visit your site I learn something new. I’m lucky enough to be outside of the city water supply, which has had it’s share of issues. I had no idea chicken (of the mechanically separated variety) could have flouride in it. So, hmmm I wonder what those nuggets have in them.

    • Christie, Thanks for the great comments! Mechanically separated chicken (including nuggets) has fluoride in it because of the bone fragments. Bone is where the fluoride concentrates. Yummy! 😉

  2. Lazarus says:

    OOOOOoooo thank you for this post!!! People don’t believe me when I mention this to them! They believe the hype of it all! That fluoride is good for you! So good to see the truth revealed. I wasn’t aware that is was in so many other things! Knowledge is power and we all have it in us to ask questions about just what’s in everything we consume!
    Thanks and cheers!
    Knowing is half the battle.

    • You’re welcome Lazarus. It is important that we seek to educate ourselves and not believe the “hype” that we are constantly being spoon fed. Knowledge is power and we need to know the truth about what is being put in and on our bodies. 🙂

  3. Fawn says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of stuff with fluoride that I didn’t expect. Glad I read this post while my kiddos are still pretty young so that I can effect their health. There are actually many communities where I live without fluoride in the drinking water, but mine does have it.

  4. Christy says:

    Interesting food for thought.
    I think it begets the question: how much is too much. Certainly there are some benefits but when do the risks outweigh the benefits.
    Great info to consider.

    • Christy, Thanks for your comments. That is the question. As far as I’m concerned any amount of chemical is too much. Contrary to popular belief, there may not have been any benefits to fluoridating the water supply. No one will be willing to admit that for a long time though. Only time will tell. In the meantime I choose to make myself aware of these hidden dangers, avoid them and educate others so they can decide for themselves. 😉

  5. Pat Novak says:

    You always provide such great and thorough lists in your posts! Like Christie, I always learn something new. Would never dream of drinking tap water, but didn’t know about some of these other fluoride culprits!

  6. Right on Heather! We do not drink tap water, use fluoride toothpastes, drink or eat non-organic produce, or lots of things on your list – YAY! I wasn’t even aware of some of those sources and SO appreciate your educating me on potential hidden places fluoride can exist. Education is empowering for sure and I certainly appreciate you bringing this information to the forefront!
    Thanks again,

  7. I so appreciate the time and specificity you always put into your writing! I have known about the dangers of fluoride for some time and taken appropriate action – however I did not know the degree to which it’s infiltrated our lifestyle! Yikes! Truly appreciate your research and your passion for making good information available.

  8. Unlike a couple of other commenters, I had no idea flouride was in so many places (although I was aware of the health impacts). Your list of what to watch for is a great way to get started, and the suggestions for alternatives are superb as usual!

    • Jennifer, Thank you for your comments. When I found out about all sources of fluoride I knew that is was something that I had to share. You are not alone in not knowing about this. I am glad to get the word out. As one of my commenters (Lazarus) said knowledge is power. 😉

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