From the Front Line

Celebrate Drinking Water Week 2016 and Toast to the Benefits of Water Fluoridation

May 3, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Partners in Fluoride

May 1-7, 2016 marks more than 35 years since the American Water Works Association and its members began celebrating Drinking Water Week. This event provides a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily… » Read Full Post

Encouraging Latino Immigrants to Trust Tap Water

April 5, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Lots of people—especially Latino kids—have problems with tooth decay, even though it’s easy to prevent. That’s why Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has spearheaded a campaign to introduce Latinos to Denver's fluoridated tap water. Many immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America have experienced water that is not safe to… » Read Full Post

Empowered, Citizens of Lake City, Florida Reinstate Fluoridation

April 4, 2016 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

Lake City, Florida might have a cautionary tale to tell, but it’s one with a happy ending. This small community recently came together to fight for the health of their families. Despite efforts to thwart them, on March 21, 2016 the Lake City Council voted unanimously to return to community… » Read Full Post

Why is Pizza Crust in New York So Good? It’s the Water!

April 1, 2016 Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

In the aftermath of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, the American public is growing increasingly concerned about the safety of its water. The process of filtering and disinfecting water, whether from a surface or underground source, is not something most of us generally concern ourselves with. The New York Times… » Read Full Post

Millions More Americans Benefit from Fluoridation

March 29, 2016 Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride in the News Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

On March 25, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released 2014 Water Fluoridation Statistics showing that, between 2008 and 2014, nearly 19 million more Americans benefited from water fluoridated to the optimal level to prevent tooth decay. Just since 2012, the number of Americans receiving fluoridated water… » Read Full Post

Troubled Waters in Flint

February 23, 2016 Fluoride and Public Health

Contributed by: Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH, with acknowledgements to Janice Cho and Brittanie Dillon We may not have consensus on the definition of social justice, or how to achieve it, but certainly we can agree what’s transgressed in Flint, Michigan is a true mark of social injustice. Over a decade… » Read Full Post

Ending Water Fluoridation: Who Pays the Price?

February 17, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride in the News What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Five years ago this month, the city council of Calgary voted to cease community water fluoridation (CWF). Critics of this health practice said the absence of fluoridated water would make no difference. But ever since Canada’s 3rd largest city made that decision, a variety of health professionals have expressed concern,… » Read Full Post

A Strong Consensus of Editorial Support

February 16, 2016 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride in the News

Over the past dozen or so years, the topic of community water fluoridation (CWF) has generated intense discussion in a variety of U.S. cities and communities. In many cases, daily newspapers share their perspective through editorials. A five-year analysis of editorials from these newspapers reveals that more than 80% of… » Read Full Post

A Coordinated System That Includes Fluoridation

February 11, 2016 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Partners in Fluoride

Even though tooth decay is nearly always a preventable disease, nearly one in four preschool-age children have experienced a cavity. A new online resource points to the need for a “coordinated system” approach to make early childhood cavities a thing of the past. And community water fluoridation is a key… » Read Full Post

American Fluoridation Society Targets Inaccurate Information in U.S. Communities

January 29, 2016 Partners in Fluoride

Although the leading health, medical and scientific organizations continue to recommend community water fluoridation as a valuable tool to reduce tooth decay, anti-fluoride groups have become increasingly successful at using the internet to misinform, confuse or needlessly frighten the public. To combat this, a group of dental and medical professionals recently announced… » Read Full Post

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