Low Income Children Deserve Better Access to Dental Care

November 11th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, risk being realized come January 2017, when Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress take their seats. Much remains to be seen, but one thing that is unlikely to change much or change soon is unmet need. Children from families with low incomes, especially those in Black, […]


An Imperative: Treat the Social Determinants of Health

November 7th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

For a soft spoken person, Sir Michael Marmot, Director of England’s Institute of Health Equity, is a riveting speaker. Humble, deliberate, and always backed by evidence, Marmot frames our obligation to address the social determinants of health not just as a systems issue but as a moral imperative. Any health inequality that is “by reasonable […]


History Is Full of Bad Decisions

October 10th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

We all have them, those cringe-inducing photos from 10 years ago. Did we really wear those colors? What made us like that hair style? Over time, change is inevitable. Even scientific facts and evidence evolve and change. That’s why, for example, in 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services revised the recommended level of […]


National Drinking Water Alliance Launches DrinkingWaterAlliance.org

September 29th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Partners in Fluoride

New Digital Clearinghouse Brings 100s of Drinking Water Resources under One Roof The National Drinking Water Alliance (NDWA), a coalition of nonprofits, academic institutions, advocates and individuals, works to ensure that all children are able to access safe water in the places where they live, learn, and play. NDWA has just announced the launch of […]


Back 2 School + Smiles = Back 2 Smiles!

August 23rd, 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 – and even the emergency […]


Fluoride Really Saved our Teeth

July 18th, 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, Fluoride Really Saved our Teeth. […]


Cavities Get Around

July 14th, 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 disease and, of course, tooth […]


Now Available – Three New Posters and Shareable Images

July 6th, 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 the following pages to download […]