Fluoride has been commonplace in dentistry for years. Due to the potential negative system effects of fluoride, Dr. Herod challenges the mainstream mindset about fluoride, a substance typically associated with preventing tooth decay. Dr. Herod offers treatment options free of fluoride. He believes that with a healthy, whole food diet and proper patient education, the risk of decay can be reduced or eliminated naturally.
Fluoride is not essential for growth and development and is listed by the FDA as a drug and not a nutrient. Dr. Herod supports the body's natural immune system to prevent tooth decay, and provides other alternatives like hydroxyapatite to reverse tooth decay. Hydroxyapatite is a form of calcium that makes up 97% of tooth enamel and 70% of dentin. It is was makes the tooth hard and strong and a way to prevent or reverse tooth decay.
In Virginia, we are observing an increasing influence on fluoride-free dentistry from various organizations such as the International Academy of Oral and Medical Toxicology (IAOMT) and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). Dr. Herod proudly supports these organizations in their pursuit for health optimization and safety.
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