New Research Enhances Confidence in Fluoridation’s Safety

May 14th, 2020 Facts about Fluoride

One of the common themes of fluoridation critics is that not enough research has been done on the safety of this health practice. For example, the authors of a 2010 book entitled The Case Against Fluoride complained: “Many health questions remain unasked and unanswered.” The fact is that a number of new studies and reports […]


Covid-19 and Oral Health

May 4th, 2020 Children's Oral Health

The shelter-in-place restrictions issued in most states to contain the spread of Covid-19 have disrupted well-child medical visits and, for those lucky enough to have had access in the past, routine dental appointments, too. These visits are important for disease prevention, including dental disease, and they are opportunities for parents to learn about the risks […]


Review: Science Doesn’t Back NTP Conclusion

April 1st, 2020 Fluoride in the News

Last fall, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a draft monograph with the conclusion that “fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans.” Before finalizing its monograph, NTP asked a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) to assess whether its conclusion is supported by the scientific evidence. […]


Maternal Fluoride & Children’s IQ

September 12th, 2019 Fluoride in the News

Fluoride in water is an important way to prevent tooth decay, which causes millions of lost hours of work and school each year. We know from seven decades of scientific research that an optimal level of fluoride in water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Children […]


What You Need to Know About Fluorosis Today

April 26th, 2019 Fluoride in the News

Fluoride is an important mineral, especially for children. Our mouths contain bacteria that use sugars in the foods we eat and the beverages we drink to produce an acid that harms our teeth. Fluoride protects our teeth. But too much fluoride can cause something called dental fluorosis. Dental fluorosis is a slight change in the […]


Helpful Lessons from CWF Referenda

February 21st, 2019 Fluoride and Public Health

Usually, community water fluoridation (CWF) is a policy adopted by a vote of a city council, a water utility board or another local governing entity. Yet, occasionally, CWF is placed on an election ballot and referred to voters, who decide the issue. Two recent studies offer helpful insights about CWF referenda are held. When CWF […]


How Fluoridation Works Graphics Updated!

January 24th, 2019 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

The Campaign for Dental Health (CDH) is happy to announce that the How Fluoridation Works poster and graphic have been updated with new images and are available in both Spanish and English!  And now a new format is available that allows for printing of full-size, 18×24 posters! These resources compliment the How Fluoride Works video that is also […]