Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fluoride Snausages

We can't drink the water in Bangladesh, unless we want to contract about a million unhappy side effects. So everyone is issued a water distiller, which is very nice. It removes all the yuck, but also the fluoride, although I doubt Bangladesh adds fluoride to the water anyway. As adults, we don't need the fluoride anymore, as our teeth are done growing (or so Med promises me), but Ceiba definitely needs it.

A couple weeks ago, we picked up the free fluoride tabs from the Med Unit, in yummy grape chewables. Ceiba doesn't really like them. Every night we give her a gummy chewable vitamin and her fluoride grape pill. Most nights after a few spits out into our hands and back into her mouth, she eats them. Tonight I did the dog heartworm pill in the snausage trick and shoved the fluoride pill into the gummy vitamin. No complaints, but I don't think the trick will work forever. Until she protests...fluoride snausages it is!


  1. You are uninformed about the body's need of fluoride. There is no science to suggest that it helps anyone and much to suggest that it hurts living systems. While I agree your view is the dominant one in the US, most of the rest of the world, including Europe, bans water fluoridation. Even the CDC and the ADA have announced that infants should avoid formula made with fluoridated water. This fact and many others that will likely curl your hair can be found at Pay attention now, you can thank me later.
    Douglas Yates

  2. they make a flouride supplement in a combo with a multivitamin that isn't so bad. O takes it - try it out. S