From the Front Line

Oral Health, Rural America and Fluoridated Water

September 26, 2016 Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

A couple of seemingly unrelated articles in the news recently are in fact very much related. On September 12, National Public Radio (NPR) told the story of Jessica Tefonik, a 31 year old mother of three living in rural Wisconsin. She had just received a set of dentures to replace… » Read Full Post

Back 2 School + Smiles = Back 2 Smiles!

August 23, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

It’s that great time of year when parents and kids start gearing up to go back to school. But for many children, classroom learning will be disrupted by pain from tooth decay. This is especially sad because the pain and suffering that send so many kids to the school nurse… » Read Full Post

Fluoridation: It’s Not Just for Kids

August 18, 2016 Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

For decades, Americans have known that adding fluoride to drinking water helps protect teeth from cavities. Yet some people mistakenly believe this health benefit is enjoyed only by children. In fact, various studies — including one released a few months ago — are strengthening the evidence that adults also benefit… » Read Full Post

2016 Community Water Fluoridation Determination Awards

August 10, 2016 Campaign for Dental Health News Communities Supporting Fluoride Partners in Fluoride

[caption id="attachment_7292" align="alignright" width="250"] Left to Right: Patti Ulrich of the Michigan Oral Health Coalition; Francoise Mbabazi of Oral Health Colorado[/caption] Congratulations to Francoise Mbabazi of Oral Health Colorado and Patti Ulrich of the Michigan Oral Health Coalition for being presented with the Community Water Fluoridation Determination Award at the… » Read Full Post

Oral Health Equity: Building Coalitions to Tackle Disparities

August 9, 2016 Campaign for Dental Health News Partners in Fluoride

By: Ashley Suchyta, Campaign for Dental Health Intern This was my second year helping prepare the Campaign for Dental Health annual fluoridation meeting. This year’s meeting, on the theme of Oral Health Equity: Building Coalitions to Tackle Disparities, could have not gone better. The main purpose of the Campaign for… » Read Full Post

City Officials Learn the Hard Way about Fluoridation

July 26, 2016 Fluoride in the News

City council members, water board commissioners and other elected officials have a tough task when someone brings the issue of water fluoridation to their attention. This topic has been researched for more than 70 years, and thousands of studies have been conducted on fluoride or fluoridation. Figuring out which studies… » Read Full Post

Kids Say the Darnedest Things

July 18, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

What did you think about oral health when you were five years old? Chances are you didn’t think about it at all, unless you had a painful cavity. We asked preschoolers to talk about how brushing their teeth keeps them healthy and strong. See what these four, five and six… » Read Full Post

Fluoride Really Saved our Teeth

July 18, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Maria Marquez is a pediatrician in the nation’s capital and a champion of children’s oral health. She knows from both professional and personal experience how much difference water with fluoride means to the health of children’s teeth. That’s why she shared her personal story with us in this new video,… » Read Full Post

Cavities Get Around

July 14, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Partners in Fluoride

We hate to admit it, but while fruit juice may be a readily-available alternative to perishable fruit, it contains a concentrated amount of sugar and contributes to the unhealthy levels of added sugar Americans consume every day. Added sugar contributes widely to weight gain, obesity, risk for diabetes and cardiovascular… » Read Full Post

National Toxicology Review of Fluoride

July 12, 2016 Facts about Fluoride What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently read a research review of fluoride that was conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), and the CDC released a letter declaring that it “maintains its confidence that optimally fluoridated drinking water is a safe and effective tool to… » Read Full Post

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