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 […]


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. […]


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

May 3rd, 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 lives. Celebrating Drinking Water Week […]


Encouraging Latino Immigrants to Trust Tap Water

April 5th, 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 drink. The use of bottled […]


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

April 1st, 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 recently published an explanation, including […]