Re: How do dentists get all those great results with fluoride?
Because fluoride really works.
It has side effects. All medicines do.
All food has side effects too; lesser side effects, and the liver usually deals with them.
Mercury cures several diseases.
It has side effects.
Doctors found ways to cure those several diseases with medicines having less side effects.
It took centuries for doctors to come up with these alternative cures.
Mercury was used as a medicine for at least 3,000 years.
(A disease can’t be “cured.” It never existed in the first place. I’m using “cured” for didactic purposes.)
William Cullen (Professor Cullen’s Treatise of the Materia Medica: With Large Additions, Including Many New Articles, Wholly Omitted in the Original Work, Vol. 2, 1812) wrote …
“Whether corrosive sublimate be always the most proper remedy may be doubtful; but we maintain, that in many instances it cures the disease by a smaller quantity of mercury that can be done by any other preparation, though the latter introduces the mercury in much higher proportion. This to me renders it very probable, and almost certain, that mercury does not cure the disease by being an antidote to the poison, but in some other way, whether we can explain this or not.
“The most specious argument in favour of mercury’s being an antidote, is its being applied to parts of the body in which the venereal poison is accumulated more largely, and its proving readily a cure of the local disease. This appears especially in the case of chancres, which are readily cured by the immediate application of mercury to them: but this does not afford a conclusion; for mercury in like manner cures many ulcerations in which no venereal poison is suspected. And if any body should imagine that mercury cures those ulcerations by its being an antidote to the poison they contain, such an imagination must be corrected, when it is considered that balsams, and more certainly copper, will answer the purpose of curing those ulcerations as well as mercury. The cure of chancres therefore, by the application of mercury, does not necessarily infer its power as an antidote; nor do I know any other arguments that can be adduced in favour of such an opinion.
“It was however observed above, that the chief reason for supposing that mercury cured by being an antidote was, that no other good explanation was given how it otherwise cured the disease. But it is incumbent on us to obviate a conclusion we do not admit of; and therefore, that we should attempt a difficult problem, which is, to explain here in what manner mercury does cure the venereal disease. We are well persuaded that it does it by increasing the excretions, by which the poison is thrown out of the body. In support of this opinion we observe, that we have not known any instance of the disease being cured without an excretion taking place. It seems commonly to be especially by the mouth; but we always observe, that this excretion is attended with some degree of inflammation of the mouth; and commonly it is so much as to affect the whole system, so as to induce in it a phlogistic diathesis. This mark of mercury’s stimulating the whole system, with what was said above of its affecting the whole excretories, will sufficiently show, that in its ordinary operation, by its promoting all the excretions, it may thereby evacuate every poison that shall happen to be present in the mass of blood, and may therefore entirely cure the venereal disease. We have said that its chief and most evident operation seems to be in the mouth; but I hold this to be necessary only to show, that mercury, in an active state, has been introduced into the body: and it does not necessarily imply that the venereal poison passes out of the body more readily by the excretories of the saliva than by any other course; for when a salivation is excited, there is at the same time marks of the other excretions being excited: and practitioners now know very well, that by a longer continuance of the other excretions, the disease may be cured without salivation; and if there are instances of salivations being more effectual than any other measure, it may imply no more than that, in certain cases, a larger quantity of evacuation is necessary than in certain others.”
What’s the takeaway?
Mercury isn’t the only way to cure venereal disease, and fluoride isn’t the only way to cure tooth decay.
By the way, why do many people with mercury poisoning live long and healthy lives?
What’s their secret, and do they even know what it is?