From the Front Line

Meadville, Pennsylvania Votes to Initiate Fluoridation

June 20, 2017 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride in the News

The favorable 3-2 vote on starting water fluoridation in Meadville, Pennsylvania is wonderful news. Although Meadville isn't a large city, this win is very important for several reasons. First, several communities in the state have ceased community water fluoridation (CWF) in the past few years. This victory disrupts an anti-fluoride… » Read Full Post

Support Gun Violence Prevention for #HealthyCommunities

June 1, 2017 Fluoride and Public Health Partners in Fluoride

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is committed to programs and policies that improve the lives of children and families so they can achieve their full potential.¹ The Campaign for Dental Health, a program of the AAP, promotes community water fluoridation because it reduces dental decay by about 25% compared… » Read Full Post

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends No Fruit Juice for Children Under 1 Year

May 30, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

On May 22, 2017, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new juice recommendations saying that the fruit juice holds no nutritional value for children under the age of 1 and accounts for the rising rates of obesity and concerns about dental health, based on evidence accumulated over recent years.… » Read Full Post

Happy Mother’s Day – The Gift of a Healthy Smile

May 11, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

When a woman finds out she is pregnant it is hard for her to envision her baby, let alone her baby’s teeth. She has visions of rocking him to sleep, feeding him, and maybe even reading him a book, but a thought about the first time she brushes his teeth… » Read Full Post

New Video: Importance of Water for Good Oral Health

May 5, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Partners in Fluoride

The average child in the United States now consumes over half of her body weight in sugar every year. Much of it comes from sugary beverages including juice, sports drinks, and soda. Too much sugar can lead to serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and poor oral health. We… » Read Full Post

Young Adults Have a New Reason to Smile

April 13, 2017 Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Most research on the benefits of community water fluoridation (CWF) is based on studies that involved children. That’s why it is interesting to see a new study, Preventive Benefit of Access to Fluoridated Water for Young Adults, that examined fluoridated water’s positive impact on the oral health of young adults.… » Read Full Post

New Site Exposes Facts About Fluoride – Using Science

April 10, 2017 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Partners in Fluoride

March 2017 saw the debut of a new website taking a unique approach to fluoride science. FluorideExposed.org explores a broad range of science topics, using fluoride as a theme. The site aims to explore not only the science underlying the role of community water fluoridation (CWF) in oral health and… » Read Full Post

Community Water Fluoridation Builds #HealthyCommunities

April 4, 2017 Campaign for Dental Health News Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

Fact: Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood, more common than asthma or allergies. Fact: To eat well and concentrate in school, children need healthy teeth and mouths. Fact: Tooth decay is almost completely preventable. Fact: Children suffer from more tooth decay when they live in communities… » Read Full Post

Building #HealthyCommunities: Let’s get oral health into the discussion

April 3, 2017 Campaign for Dental Health News Fluoride and Public Health

The Campaign for Dental Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is pleased to kick off the #HealthyCommunities initiative during National Public Health Week, April 3-7, 2017. To be healthy, kids need healthy teeth. Yet childhood dental disease stubbornly remains the most common chronic disease of childhood. Help… » Read Full Post

Build Momentum for #HealthyCommunities During National Public Health Week

March 29, 2017 Campaign for Dental Health News Fluoride and Public Health

National Public Health Week is coming, April 3-10, 2017, and what better time to talk about building #HealthyCommunities. The Campaign for Dental Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, supports community water fluoridation (CWF) because it is an evidence-based, time-tested preventive measure that benefits entire communities, especially children.… » Read Full Post

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