Drinking fluoride is now linked to inflammation and arthritis. The science is very broad, deep and informative on the effects of fluoride on the bones, joints, tissues and ligaments. Arthritis in our population has gone through-the-roof in the last several decades and is now stunning in its prevalence. It is not just the very oldest that are stiff and arthritic, it is now younger and younger. Sadly, inflammation can then lead to arthritis, chronic issues and joint replacement.