From the Front Line

Now Available – Three New Posters and Shareable Images

July 6, 2016 Campaign for Dental Health News Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

The Campaign for Dental Health is pleased to share three new posters and shareable images (memes) in Spanish and English. Designed to help share positive messages about community water fluoridation (CWF), health equity, drinking water, and children’s oral health, these are available in two forms. We encourage you to visit… » Read Full Post

Tap Water and Quality Standards

June 3, 2016 Fluoride and Public Health What the Experts Say about Fluoride

A Philadelphia newspaper recently asked Dr Neilanjan Nandi about things people should know if they drink bottled water or reuse the same plastic bottles. Dr Nandi is an assistant professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Among other things, Dr Nandi offered a helpful reminder that most brands of… » Read Full Post

Connecticut’s Strong Water Fluoridation Workgroup’s Statewide Victory

May 13, 2016 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride in the News

Connecticut, the first state ever to approve a law assuring residents’ access to fluoridated water, successfully amended that law this month. While maintaining guaranteed access, the state changed the level of fluoride to the amount now recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which reflects the current… » Read Full Post

More Doggone Myths about Fluoride

May 9, 2016 Facts about Fluoride

Last month, the published Dog health problems linked to excessive fluoride, an article filled with false claims about fluoride’s effect on dogs. Although the Examiner states that each of its contributing writers should be a “knowledgeable subject matter expert,” the claims made in this article fail to meet that… » Read Full Post

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