From the Front Line

EPA denies petition to end fluoridation in the United States

March 17, 2017 Campaign for Dental Health News Uncategorized

On November 23, 2016, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and other groups delivered a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting that the agency “prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies” under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 6. On February 27, 2017, a response was… » Read Full Post

Resources from the Michigan Caries Prevention Program

March 14, 2017 Partners in Fluoride

Since 2014, the Michigan Caries Prevention Program (MCPP) has been transforming the current oral health landscape with comprehensive oral health integration in the primary care setting. Altarum Institute, in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Delta Dental of Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human… » Read Full Post

Consider the Evidence: Fluoride for Healthy Futures

March 6, 2017 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

We were excited to see a guest blog post entitled Consider the Evidence: Fluoride for Healthy Futures on The Huffington Post.com at the beginning of February. We’re passionate about the preventive benefits of community water fluoridation, but we don’t often see the topic covered in national, main stream media. We… » Read Full Post

Pediatricians LOVE babies and they love baby teeth!

February 23, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

Babies are only little for a short time but they need all of our love, care, and affection to make sure that they grow into healthy and happy adults. We don’t think about baby teeth any differently. Taking care of baby teeth is as important as taking care of adult… » Read Full Post

Your teens may think that they don’t need you anymore, but they’ll always need their teeth!

February 22, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Do you remember chasing your toddler around trying to brush his teeth before bed? You may not have to do that anymore, but oral health is as important for adolescents as it was when they were little, maybe even more so. During adolescence we want to be sure that children… » Read Full Post

A Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Oral Health for Low-Income Populations

February 21, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Partners in Fluoride

Guest Blogger: Stacey Chazin, MPH, Director of Prevention Programs, Center for Health Care Strategies There is growing evidence that the way people live, learn, work, and play has a significant impact on health, including oral health. These social determinants of health (SDOH) — including such things as access to healthy… » Read Full Post

A Year of Oral Health Guidance in Review

February 1, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Guest Blogger: David Cavano, DDS, Member, AAP Section on Oral Health Sometimes it is hard to keep up with all of the new guidance about our health. What we were told yesterday is healthy, is now unhealthy today. Here, I have distilled down some of the oral health guidance from… » Read Full Post

An Easy Recipe for A Happy and Healthy Childhood

February 1, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

Wouldn’t it be great if children came with a recipe to make sure that they grow up happy and healthy? We know it isn’t that simple, but generally there are three ingredients we all want for kids – Laugh, Play, and Smile. Now take a minute to think about how… » Read Full Post

Oral Health and Pregnancy

February 1, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

The importance of a healthy mouth both before and during pregnancy is not well-understood by most people. What we do know is that dental caries, the disease-process that leads to cavities, is caused by bacteria. Bacteria can spread and do so easily in families. Oral bacteria are no different, and… » Read Full Post

Why Challenging Fabrications with Facts is Difficult

January 30, 2017 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

The Washington Post just conducted a little experiment. In the wake of false claims about the size of the crowd attending the 2017 inauguration, the newspaper surveyed 1,388 American adults, asking them to respond to two photos, one each from the inaugurations of Donald Trump and Barak Obama. Splitting the… » Read Full Post

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