Proof Around the Globe

December 4th, 2014 What the Experts Say about Fluoride

How do we know community water fluoridation (CWF) is effective? Because the research says so. We are talking about literally hundreds of studies, including those that examined the safety of fluoridation and its positive impact on reducing the tooth decay rates. The U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends fluoridation based on its review of […]

Now Available in Spanish: How Fluoride Works

June 27th, 2014 Campaign for Dental Health News, Facts about Fluoride

The Campaign for Dental Health (CDH) is happy to announce that the How Fluoridation Works poster and graphic are now available in Spanish! This resource compliments the How Fluoride Works video that is also available through the CDH website. Cómo la Fluoración de la agua de Comunitaria Previene Caries Dental is now available for you to use and share. […]

Community Water Fluoridation: An Instrument of Social Justice

April 10th, 2014 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health

Among the many sound reasons to support fluoridation, there is one that is trumpeted less frequently than the others, perhaps because it sounds – well – pretty radical: community water fluoridation (CWF) is a powerful weapon in the fight for social justice and health equity. Evidence Supports Benefits of Fluoridation Anti-fluoridation activists frequently argue that […]

Bottled Water and Your Children’s Teeth

February 20th, 2014 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

Contributed by the Children’s Dental Health Project Do your children drink bottled water instead of tap water? Then their teeth could be paying the price. Here is why. Fluoride is a mineral found in nearly all water supplies but usually at a level too low to prevent tooth decay. That’s why so many communities add […]

Blog Discusses Preventing Tooth Decay in Kids, Fluoride, and the Role of Non-Dental Providers

February 13th, 2014 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

A Science-Based Medicine blog post authored by a pediatrician and a dentist explores the role of non-dental providers in preventing tooth decay in children. The post states that “The goal of dentists, and ideally all pediatric healthcare professionals, is to prevent the development of caries in the first place.” The post also discusses the benefits […]

Harvard Study on Fluoride & Neurotoxicity: Not What it Seems

November 25th, 2013 What the Experts Say about Fluoride

In October 2012, Environmental Health Perspectives published an article entitled “Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” that noted “the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment.” Anti-fluoride groups often cite this finding out of context. Here are four important observations that the Campaign for Dental Health research team […]