Why The Government Puts Fluoride In Our Water

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

How do my
teeth look? Pretty good? Okay great. Fluoride
in the water might be helping that, but it might also be doing other things. Fluorine is the 13th most abundant element
on the planet. It’s in seawater, foods like fish, tea and gelatin contain it, and it’s
a naturally occurring substance in minerals — that is to say, IT’S IN ALL THE ROCKS,
because it’s everywhere, fluorine is washed into the water supply during erosion. Fluoride
is just fluorine with an extra electron, and when we see it in toothpaste, food or drinking
water, it’s actually sodium fluoride, or in our bodies it’s calcium fluoride. In the 1940s, scientists found that people
living near natural water sources with 1 part per million of fluoride had fewer cavities.
So, they decided to add fluoride up to that concentration to reduce cavities for everyone.
Unsurprisingly, controversy ensued. Today, two-thirds of Americans have fluoridated public
water, but studies have thrown into question the benefit of water-borne fluoride compared
to topical fluoride… or toothpaste with fluoride. A study of 23,000 skeletons from
medieval archaeological sites found people who live near the coast and consumed fluoride-rich
fish had fewer cavities. Another CDC study compared kids in the late-60s to kids from
the early 90s, and found a 68 percent drop in cavities. Though this could be due to fluoride
toothpaste, not fluoridation as communities without fluoridation also saw a decrease. In the right concentrations — that is, point-8
to 1.2 parts per million — fluoride reduces tooth enamel solubility during its formation,
helping it solidify and form teeth that are more resistant to bacterial attack. After
the enamel is formed, fluoride helps prevent bacteria from producing acid that causes tooth
decay. Of course, higher concentrations of fluoride can cause pitting in teeth, decay,
and major health problems. Anything over 1.5 ppm can cause tooth decay, and 3 to 6 ppm
can cause skeletal problems. And though there are some Chinese studies correlating high
fluoride with IQ problems, no US city is even close to the 4 ppm EPA limit. Whether it’s cool to add fluoride to the
water is still a political and social point of contention. From a healthcare perspective,
if we want our teeth to last, we’ve gotta keep the enamel free of harmful bacterial
deposits – which fluoride does. Enamel, the outermost layer of the tooth, is the toughest
stuff the body can make, but it can’t repair itself. It needs help. Whether it belongs in the drinking water is
a complicated question, because for those of us who didn’t grow up with municipal drinking
water, like me, we HAD it in our well water because the EARTH put it there. Municipal
sources get it as an odourless and tasteless byproduct of phosphate fertilizers that makes
no perceptible change to the water, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO
also recommends community water fluoridation as the “most effective public health measure
for the prevention of dental decay.” Countries and states seem to be on board with
fluoridation until someone finds damning evidence they shouldn’t be, which, in 70 years, no
one has yet found. So, for the moment, water fluoridation is still a thing, but what do
you think about it? Do you care?



May 5, 2019, 10:45 pm Reply

Why ADD to what is ALREADY has it in the water?!? Hmmm

videon Mode

May 5, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

Wait… it doesn't turn the frogs gay?


May 5, 2019, 1:29 am Reply

You need a healthy population to be able to work for the country. That's why the government puts fluoride in the water, or else the government would need to invest more in healthcare and the work force would decrease significantly.

Ashleah RedStone

May 5, 2019, 8:05 am Reply

Hahahaha your an idiot people that don't drink it don't get tooth decay iv regrown my teeth as well your just believing it from some professorial that read a text book at school. and your completely wrong on were it comes from its a mix of chemicals so stop posting videos on what people have said unless you've lived it to no the true

Junior Valenciia

May 5, 2019, 1:20 pm Reply


mike peine

May 5, 2019, 6:07 pm Reply

the government passed a law that water must be fluoridated

Kasie Barrett

May 5, 2019, 8:27 pm Reply

They're poisoning us….

Kasie Barrett

May 5, 2019, 8:29 pm Reply

I'm with the government, and I'm here to help.

bob lopez

May 5, 2019, 5:20 am Reply

Nice shirt

huy taing

May 5, 2019, 6:10 pm Reply


logan salter

May 5, 2019, 6:58 pm Reply

Remember, folks. Plenty of professional dentistry and health experts have lost their jobs and credibly attempting to shed light on the adverse affects of fluoride on the body but it takes one underpaid newsman on YouTube 3 minutes and thirteen seconds to discredit it all with half jumbled facts.


May 5, 2019, 8:07 am Reply

We don’t have teeth in our stomachs


May 5, 2019, 8:10 am Reply

That’s why Americans have such low iq

Nadine Warsaw

May 5, 2019, 2:43 pm Reply

The people dumping this in the water have no idea how much fluoride the hundreds of millions of people who are drinking it are getting from other sources -it is reckless to force Everyone to have to consume it. Hitler put fluoride in the water at the concentration camps -it makes the prisoners complacent. The phosphate mines had to dump it somewhere and I'm sure someone was paid off well to dump it in our water

Martial Kintu

May 5, 2019, 9:10 am Reply

I actually expected the comment section to be quite ignorant and defensive of the addition of fluoride in our tap water. I'm glad people aren't as naive as I think.

comett itun

May 5, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

How can this dude say this stuff with a straight face

comett itun

May 5, 2019, 6:37 pm Reply

We don't swallow tooth paste

Christopher Wallbank

May 5, 2019, 10:45 am Reply

not all places fluoridate water, some just use chlorine to kill the bacteria, chlorine in small doses is tolerable bit in large doses it's almost as corrosive as hydrochloric acid, but activated charcoal will remove the chlorine. The safest method of sterilising water so far is UV treatment, if I recall Las Vegas has a UV water treatment but they are immensely expensive

Philip Zivnuska

May 5, 2019, 4:53 pm Reply

Here's the straight dope. Thank god for Lieutenant Mandrake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr2bSL5VQgM

Capronic2 Dethroned

May 5, 2019, 7:15 pm Reply

What a shill.. Grow a pair will u.

J Liz

May 5, 2019, 2:06 am Reply

The world health organization is really the new world order organization ?

Name Blocked

May 5, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply

Flouride is a poison that kills the bacteria in your mouth. It is why there are warning labels on the toothpaste that say , " go to hospital immediately if consumed"
Its put in water supply to kill harmful bacteria in the water supply. Flo ride flo rine
Chlo ride chlo rine.

Usy A

May 5, 2019, 1:37 pm Reply

Eyy don’t listen to a word this guys says. They do it to calcify the pineal glands and to take control of you.

Armenius Tudor

May 5, 2019, 3:27 pm Reply

The first water fluoridation was in the third Reich in the consentration camps. Fluoride helps make people dosile. Also fluoride lowers sperm count and testosterone levels, I doubt the government put a chemical that lowers sperm count, iq, and makes people calm in the water to help dental health. If you buy that go get some more vaccines.

caly uobarpuow

Jun 6, 2019, 10:20 pm Reply

All this is cuz we drink it consistently, i would rather slowly but surely prevent dental decay with tooth paste than inevitably having it go into my system

Chester Bennington !top 10

Jun 6, 2019, 3:22 pm Reply

I think you’re condoning people being forced to drink something that is harmful. If we don’t want tooth decay, we need to brush our teeth. We need pure clean water for our bodies without chemicals added.

anthony nohra

Jun 6, 2019, 10:35 am Reply

I disliked the video because a 2 year old can provide better information you didn't speak about it's effect on the pineal gland that is a very important gland that regulates hormones…

King Land

Jun 6, 2019, 10:31 am Reply

How to get rid of flouride from tap water?


Jun 6, 2019, 10:03 pm Reply

Spiritual So

Golden Dollar

Jun 6, 2019, 10:17 pm Reply

Who here from spiritual so, LMAO

* goatilocks

Jun 6, 2019, 10:22 pm Reply


Connor Williams

Jun 6, 2019, 5:27 am Reply

You liar!

Moose Stubbings

Jun 6, 2019, 11:44 am Reply

I would believe this nonsense if I were high on fluoride?

Vibes with Nyira

Jun 6, 2019, 10:58 pm Reply

Spiritual so anybody ?

Tom Wooly

Jun 6, 2019, 11:12 am Reply

Here's a good business idea – sell fluride-free bottled water. Buy from the water company before it's been flurodated and bottle it. Make it clear on the lable it's fluride free and make it its main selling point. I know i'd be buying it as i'm currently using filtered water which is a pain to make and probably expensive. Sell the fluride-free bottled water at a low cost undercutting the competition but still making a profit.

billy watkins

Jun 6, 2019, 2:59 pm Reply

Why does no one ever tell you that it's a NEUROTOXIN? More neurotic than LEAD! So, why did we get no say in the matter? In 1976 Dean R. Koontz wrote a novel. Although written in novel form, it's the most comprehensive gathering of the facts about mind control. I know what you are thinking… He's nuts! The book is called "Night Chills". Give it a try and see if you get as angry as I did.


Jun 6, 2019, 9:08 am Reply

The Reason Why humans doesn’t exist for more than 110 years

Rolando Jackson

Jun 6, 2019, 11:28 am Reply

Dull the masses, dump toxic waste cheaply.. win/win but not for the masses.


Jun 6, 2019, 11:57 am Reply

All I no it turns the frogs gay ????

consciousness power

Jun 6, 2019, 4:54 am Reply

its burns out your 3rd eye

gohn k

Jun 6, 2019, 11:25 pm Reply

The government doesnt give a shit about our health why would they put flouride in the water to help our teeth??? Seriously if the government really cared about our health we wouldnt have big pharma, 5g, we would have preventative care towards healing

Jack Jackson

Jun 6, 2019, 3:05 am Reply

Here is just one of the endless examples of how fluoride may be affecting you.
Fluoride has been successfully prescribed by doctors to lower thyroid function in people with overactive thyroids(hyperthyroidism). The daily amount prescribed is the same as the daily amount people get from their drinking water in countries with fluoridated water(like the U.S.). Therefore, the amount of fluoride in drinking water will lower thyroid function in otherwise normal thyroid functioning …people. in 2010, the second most prescribed drug of the year was Synthroid (sodium levothyroxine) which is a hormone replacement drug used to treat an underactive thyroid. Do you have an underactive thyroid? Some symptoms include depression, fatigue, weight gain, muscle and joint pains, increased cholesterol levels, heart disease, dry skin, thinning hair and impaired memory.

Ante Rezo

Jun 6, 2019, 10:01 pm Reply

You are no good.

Tonz a Gunz

Jun 6, 2019, 6:18 pm Reply

This video provides none of the existing evidence for the opposition to fluoridated water.

John Keith

Jun 6, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

As in most things, I expect it's both good and bad for us…

Nea Metsänkivi

Jul 7, 2019, 2:23 pm Reply

The real question is that does the government drink spring water while we drink fluoride and do they also eat raw vegan while we eat meat?

David Day

Jul 7, 2019, 6:43 pm Reply

Fluoride causes cancer, the same as pesticide & vaccines. Their war on cancer is a war of cancer.

Joseph Taare

Jul 7, 2019, 7:29 pm Reply

Why would goverments around the world care about cavite pervention when fluride is clearly poison.

Juss BRAVO official

Jul 7, 2019, 11:28 pm Reply

? Fk FLUORIDE . . . . .period.
? ? ? ? ?

A box of crows

Jul 7, 2019, 3:26 am Reply

If the fluoride in our water was for our dental health then why is it allowed in our showers. No one is going to drink shower water.


Jul 7, 2019, 4:23 am Reply

??☀ I am infinitely happy that so much awareness is spreading…. For anyone interested, here is a great resource for taking that first step in creating actual change in your own community!

Brian Booth

Jul 7, 2019, 1:51 am Reply

So if I ingest suntan lotion I won't get a sunburn


Jul 7, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

They care about out teeth ?? yet dentistry is one of the most prosperous businesses to to get into right now. I’m still trying to figure out Flint.

consciousness power

Jul 7, 2019, 12:02 am Reply

I call this some bs. its poison ! and we're showering with it brushing it . its our drinks beers. the damn fluoride making people not reasoning anymore it's sick..


Jul 7, 2019, 11:48 am Reply

flouride is toxic af do not put flouride to your body , you become more stupid and die as a slave

Brandon Elbers

Jul 7, 2019, 2:39 am Reply

Reading the comments has me losing faith in humanity. Apparently everything is a conspiracy theory. I need to quit my job and start selling tinfoil hats.

Born Again Veteran

Jul 7, 2019, 12:04 pm Reply

This guy is a great reader of information provided to him by the government to reach the masses.


Jul 7, 2019, 3:47 pm Reply

whats about the damage to the brain ? shit video


Jul 7, 2019, 5:55 pm Reply

This is the reason why teachers wants us to only drink water in school.?

Kris Shaw

Jul 7, 2019, 10:59 am Reply

Well it has a pychoactive side affect and it's not good


Jul 7, 2019, 7:39 pm Reply

Skippy the host is going to hell in a handbasket for these lies.

Ur Mother

Jul 7, 2019, 10:59 pm Reply

The government wants you to have clean teeth goy!

Lol k ?


Jul 7, 2019, 1:04 pm Reply

thanks for the propaganda…


Jul 7, 2019, 9:57 am Reply


Tony Carr

Jul 7, 2019, 6:39 pm Reply

{Fluoride IS Poison} BUT But but NO it is Poison the slow way Brought to you by the others that are they not us? how are they more like what are they sleepy heads wake up to what their doing and it's not to help your teeth Its {Toxic Truth About Fluoride and Its Health Dangers}

The Hunter

Jul 7, 2019, 12:40 am Reply

..yeah no, we use Toothpaste and Mouthwash, theirs no reason for them to add Flouride to our water supply, why don't we add other stuff to the water?

I'm not sure if it's some secret plot to kill us or dumb us down but they shouldn't add chemicals to drinking water

The Hunter

Jul 7, 2019, 12:40 am Reply

..yeah no, we use Toothpaste and Mouthwash, theirs no reason for them to add Flouride to our water supply, why don't we add other stuff to the water?

I'm not sure if it's some secret plot to kill us or dumb us down but they shouldn't add chemicals to drinking water


Jul 7, 2019, 6:11 pm Reply

At this point the government mind as well add venom extract and other toxic fluids into water because we are already being poisoned by this mind control substance


Jul 7, 2019, 7:37 am Reply

Has NOTHING to do with teeth. You swallow it with your saliva and it go's into your brain to dumb people like you down. It builds calcium up around your pineal gland so you believe everything the government tells you.

Tony Mendola

Jul 7, 2019, 2:14 pm Reply

Do you want your teeth to be OK? Then stop with the refined sugars, including corn sweeteners, and HFCS! The man-made compound, hydrofluorosilicic acid is a deadly toxin for humans! It is a waste product from the nuclear, killing factories, and also used in aluminum smelting, as well as gotten from rock, and used for synthetic fertilizer. As you noticed, people things on Youtube, without knowledge. In higher mathematics, there;s a theorem of provability. So if yo can't prove that something is right, then either yiu are still studying that phenomenon, or it is just plain wrong. (I have several PhD's, but didn't get them from the internet! I use the HTTP…web mostly for fun and not for serious study. Real study, as you know, must come with the aid of true teachers, and in a class where we benefit from other students and their questions.


Aug 8, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

And I drink suntan lotion before going to the beach…..


Aug 8, 2019, 6:26 pm Reply

I used to think everything was a conspiracy and everyone was a sheep

…….and then I grew up.

Flouride is fine. The people saying it's bad are the same type of crazies who want to stop immunizing their kids. Yes, let's reverse all the advances and strides in modern science and medicine and forgo all the benefits that they provide to our well being. Yea guys, I totally want to live in the dark ages where the average lifespan was 35. Sounds fantastic.

Anna Maledon Children’s Author

Aug 8, 2019, 9:34 pm Reply

It makes me so happy to see so many smart people in the comments :-0 I'm working on a picture book for children to encourage them to stay away from sweets if they can or at least brush their teeth well and often. That's why I've found myself here after watching some cute animation from TED ED. After reading the comments I had some sneaky idea.

Gloomy Sunday

Aug 8, 2019, 10:09 pm Reply

then why does tap water make me feel ill… but if i filter it its fine?

Justin Katen

Aug 8, 2019, 1:07 am Reply

"accumulation" This one word is the problem and undeniable. its not the dose it is the length of time that it is constantly consumed


Aug 8, 2019, 1:32 pm Reply

It not about the teeth. You work for the Governement bro
If you want to be stupid and get sick drink tap water and bottled water.
Sleep zombie sleeeeep

Marc Ferretti

Aug 8, 2019, 5:18 pm Reply

There are so many studies saying that fluoride directly effects the brain. I cant believe that we justify drinking this shit for cleaner teeth….. Not enough research yet. Fluoride is a very potent deadly element. So many fluoride compounds are deadly. Not to mention they also add chlorine, calcium, and orthophosphate. We shouldnt have to drink dangerous chemicals to stay alive.

711 Hardcandy

Aug 8, 2019, 4:26 am Reply


Freddie Barron

Aug 8, 2019, 2:37 pm Reply

Big lie, before 1970 how was the people living with water!! Fluoride is evil

Blues Dirt

Aug 8, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

What bullshit ! How much is this costing tax payers ? My water smells like chlorine some days and other days it smells like dead fish . Look that up .

TheMarker2015 L.S

Aug 8, 2019, 6:45 pm Reply

Barbara Lener spectre said drug the water, so the government drugged the water to keep us down and I'll.

Adam Petrie

Aug 8, 2019, 11:44 pm Reply

Yes I care flouride is a carcinogenic. In Australia it's proving to be more hazardous to our children's teeth than sugar. Statistics show that our children are getting more cavities today than yesteryear. If it occurs naturally then why add it to our drinking water. Why? Because it calcifies our pineal gland and makes us a little docile. They used flouride on our P.O.W.S in order to prevent any uprising. Telling me it's beneficial, in a pigs eye!!

Gretchen Whitcomb

Aug 8, 2019, 4:15 am Reply

You can tell this guy is drinking, using, and eating fluoride. Ignorance is bliss.

Veatta Desilva

Aug 8, 2019, 3:51 pm Reply

wow . um this isn't true at all but its there to kill the pineal gland slowly and to also control hitler used fluoride to control people and that's mostly why fluoride is in toothpaste food and water

God’s Child

Aug 8, 2019, 10:22 pm Reply

Fluoride is poison wake up, search sodium fluoride roach killer, rat killer in google image, thry put sodium fluoride in your toothpaste too.

a Spegel

Aug 8, 2019, 3:11 pm Reply

Well, I guess it's more important to have a great smile rather than have intelligence: "The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found increased levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with declines in IQ in children. "

Matt Olson

Aug 8, 2019, 1:11 pm Reply

Most fluoride added to drinking water is actually hydrofluorisilic acid, not pharmaceutical grade fluoride like most people believe. Hydrofluorisilic acid is a highly toxic by product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. Before water fluoridation began in the USA, the phosphate fertilizer corporations were having to pay massive amounts of money to properly contain and dispose of the fluoride gas that was being produced during the manufacturing process.

Before they were taking measures to contain the fluoride gas it was reeking havoc on the surrounding environment, crops and livestock. The gas from the fertilizer plants would get carried by the wind and in many cases, caused entire herds of cattle to die, slowly wasting away until they finally succumbed to fluoride poisoning. Entire fields of crops were also devastated by this highly toxic gas. These corporations were sued by the farmers and other people who were negatively impacted by the clouds of toxic gas they were unleashing upon the land and eventually had to come up with a way to trap the fluoride gas before it escaped into the surrounding environment. 

Even after they had found a way to contain the fluoride, they still had to pay massive amounts of money to find a way to properly dispose of the toxic by product. How'd they do it you ask? Well, they charged towns and cities all across the nation a pretty penny to take it off their hands and add it to the drinking water, you know, for health reasons! While some of the fluoride used for water fluoridation is actual sodium fluoride, much of it is actually the toxic by product hydrofluorissilic acid which contains lead, arsenic and mercury along with radionucleitides. 

Yeah that's right, it's radioactive as well. You can't make this shit up people. For all of you out there who won't believe anything unless you hear it from an "authoritative source", there was recently an article from CNN talking about a highly reputable study that was recently done that found that a pregnant mothers consumption of fluoride negatively effects their children IQ, usually by an average of about 5 points. That's not nothing. 

This guy is a fluoride shill and it's laughable that someone so uncurious and unquestioning is even attempting to speak about science. "Don't worry everyone, the government told me it's safe!" Holy hell, don't do fluoride kids or you'll end up like this dopey tool. The government doesn't love you nor do they care about you, you are just a source of tax money to them or perhaps another piece of cannon fodder for their illegal wars and empire building excursions overseas.

Steven Davidson

Aug 8, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

Yep you got nice teeth but your brain is rotting

Eric Dixon

Aug 8, 2019, 1:53 pm Reply

boooooooooooooooo lies lies lies

Seropnio 808

Sep 9, 2019, 12:35 pm Reply

"people living around water with 1ppm fluoride had less cavities" thats sounds either like complete bs or it was Organic Fluoride. Like some1 said here "Since when has the government cared about our teeth?", absolutely right and its worse than that because they do a lot more than deceive us about fluoride, but they are completely deceptive by nature and deception is the game they are playing against us

Seropnio 808

Sep 9, 2019, 12:38 pm Reply

The worse shape our teeth are in, the more $ we pay, and also the more dependent we become. They feed off of our needs….literally

Seropnio 808

Sep 9, 2019, 12:42 pm Reply

We need to not be dependent on anyone but ourselves, they thrive from our ignorance.

Red Baron

Sep 9, 2019, 12:15 am Reply

THIS BOZO MISSES THE POINT ENTIRELY! The Fluoride added to city water is NOT NATURAL – it's a man made HAZARDOUS waste product from manufacturing!

Wendi esel

Sep 9, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

I'm sure it has nothing to do with keeping the general populace docile ?

What's the main ingredient in prozac I wonder?

mc lovin

Sep 9, 2019, 9:19 pm Reply

Right, I'm suppose to believe the US government puts floride in our water to help our teeth ??
If they really cared about our teeth we would have cheaper dental insurance or somewhat free health care

JW Kalani

Sep 9, 2019, 8:05 am Reply

If Fluoride is good for our teeth, shouldn't we rinse with tap water and spit it out? I would venture to say that 99.9999999% of that crap toxin misses our teeth completely and just festers in our stomach. Also, what kind of nonsense study showed that people who lived near water had less cavities? I have a study, statistics show that people who swim near the shores are more likely to be attacked by sharks,, therefore, people who swim near the shores are tastier to sharks then people who swim in the middle of the ocean. Its all nonsense….

dhiraj sinha

Sep 9, 2019, 5:58 am Reply

How to remove fluoride to water ?

Hey Merv!

Sep 9, 2019, 1:48 pm Reply

Sounds the like government made this video! ?


Sep 9, 2019, 12:54 am Reply

Your a completely idiot.
Its embarrassing. Man made fluoride is completely different than naturally occurring fluoride! FYI just because something is natural & common doesn't mean it's supposed to be in our diet.


Sep 9, 2019, 12:57 am Reply

You don't see them adding anything else to our water like vitamins, essential nutrients ect. Noooo. just toxic WASTE to "help teeth" LOL like that is so important to them. Why is that at that top of their concerns?

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