Does Fluoride Lower IQ Scores?

November 10th, 2022 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health

IQ Scores; fluoride

America has been preventing tooth decay with fluoridated water for over 75 years. Community water fluoridation is effective, safe and benefits everyone regardless of age or income. About 75% of U.S. communities enjoy fluoridated water. Until recently, concerns about fluoride and IQ were rarely raised. Opponents of fluoridation began focusing on IQ after the 2012 publication of […]

Partner Resource Highlight: ASTDD’s Natural Fluoride in Drinking Water

October 24th, 2022 Facts about Fluoride, Public Education Materials, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Natural Fluoride

The Campaign for Dental Health partners with many organizations that are committed to advancing oral health. One of those partners is the Association for State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD). ASTDD provides a wealth of information to support the programmatic goals of agencies working to improve the oral health of state residents. Much of this […]

Australian Study Shows No Link between Cognitive Development and Fluoridated Water

October 12th, 2022 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

Boy Drinking from Sippy Cup

A new study from Australia strengthens confidence in the safety of fluoridated water with regard to the cognitive and behavioral development of children. The study found no link between greater exposure to fluoridated water and lower scores on key measures of emotional and behavioral development. Drawing from data on more than 2,600 children, this study […]

Fluoridation and Environmental Impact

August 29th, 2022 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health

Fluoride can be used in a variety of modes to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride toothpaste, fluoride varnish and community water fluoridation are the leading ways this occurs. Recently, researchers have studied the environmental impact of all these methods. In a new article, four researchers report that fluoridated water “had the lowest environmental impact” of all […]

Fluoridation to Expand in New Zealand

August 22nd, 2022 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

Community water fluoridation is being expanded in phases to new communities in New Zealand, and the initial phase includes 14 local water systems. This announcement follows last year’s decision by the nation’s parliament to give the Director-General of Health new authority to make fluoridated water available in more communities. Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, the Director-General of […]

When Good News Is Really Bad News for Children’s Teeth

May 12th, 2022 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health

Royal College of Surgeons of England Logo

Normally, a 58% decrease in the number of children’s teeth being extracted in a country would be a statistic to celebrate. However, dental health leaders in England recognize that the significant drop in extractions in back-to-back years is largely due to to delayed dental treatment during the pandemic. Dental leaders are urging a greater need for […]

Closing the Gap in Oral Health Disparities for Indigenous Children

November 24th, 2021 Children's Oral Health

November is Native American Heritage Month,  which celebrates the history, heritage, traditions, and contemporary way of life of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. It is also a time to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges and inequities native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in […]