From the Front Line

Fluoridation and the Environment

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

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… » Read Full Post

Fluoridation to expand in New Zealand

August 22, 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.… » Read Full Post

Your teens may think that they don’t need you anymore, but they’ll always need their teeth!

May 31, 2022 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Do you remember chasing your toddler around trying to brush his teeth before bed? You may not have to do that anymore, but oral health is as important for adolescents as it was when they were little, maybe even more so. During adolescence we want to be sure that children… » Read Full Post

When Good News Is Really Bad News

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

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… » Read Full Post

NIH Report Cites Fluoridation’s Impact and Importance

January 3, 2022 Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride in the News

In the year 2000, the U.S. Surgeon General released a landmark report on oral health that brought fresh momentum to policy and clinical efforts to prevent oral disease. In December of 2021, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges that… » Read Full Post

Closing the Gap in Oral Health Disparities for Indigenous Children

November 24, 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… » Read Full Post

Calgary Voters Strongly Support Fluoridation

November 11, 2021 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride in the News

Last month, voters in Canada’s third-largest city sent a powerful message to their city council by approving a ballot measure that calls for resuming community water fluoridation (CWF). The measure was approved October 18 by a solid margin of 62% to 38%. In fact, the percentage of support received by… » Read Full Post

Fluoride Exposed is the New Host for Fluoride Science

September 27, 2021 Facts about Fluoride Public Education Materials Uncategorized What the Experts Say about Fluoride

  Fluoride Exposed is the new host for Fluoride Science. FluorideScience.org - by the Center for Fluoride Research Analysis - is produced by an independent board of experts in the field. It has been an invaluable resource for topic summaries, critical appraisals, reviews, commentaries, and interviews on fluoride research. Last year, the site had gone… » Read Full Post

The Surgeon General, Fluoridation, and the Goal of Equity

July 13, 2021 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

The Surgeon General of the United States is a physician who speaks with unique credibility and perspective. Through the past decades, numerous Surgeons General have issued public statements affirming the importance of community water fluoridation (CWF). Dr. Vivek Murthy, who is now serving in his second stint as Surgeon General,… » Read Full Post

Tablet System Makes CWF More Feasible in Rural Areas

April 8, 2021 Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride in the News

Roughly three in four Americans who are served by public water systems receive tap water that is fluoridated to curb the risk of tooth decay. Unfortunately, millions of people live in rural or small communities that have not engaged in community water fluoridation (CWF). For small water systems, CWF tends… » Read Full Post

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