From the Front Line

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

Claim about Fluoride Fails to Survive Peer Review

February 26, 2021 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride in the News

A committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) recently completed its peer review of a draft research report and rejected its claim that fluoride is a neurotoxin. The review issued on February 9th marked the second time in two years that NASEM found this claim to… » Read Full Post

Canadian Study Shows Fluoridation’s Benefits

January 25, 2021 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

A new study of Canadian soldiers finds that those who had lived in areas with community water fluoridation (CWF) experienced a lower rate of tooth decay than their peers from non-CWF areas. The study was based on the dental records of more than 24,000 newly inducted soldiers of the Canadian… » Read Full Post

Spokane takes a key step to fluoridate

November 2, 2020 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Communities Supporting Fluoride

In September, the city council in Spokane, Washington voted to approve a contract for a grant that puts 250,000 people on a path toward community water fluoridation (CWF). Spokane has the largest public water system in the state without the recommended level of fluoride for reducing the rate of tooth… » Read Full Post

Even Small Gains Improve Dental Health

October 5, 2020 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride

Can even a small increase in the population reached by community water fluoridation (CWF) have a positive health impact? The answer is yes, according to a new U.S. study. The researchers report that cavity-related dental visits for low-income children are lower in counties that provide CWF to more families. The… » Read Full Post

US Public Health Service Dental Officers Affirm Fluoridation on 75th Anniversary

July 14, 2020 Communities Supporting Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health What the Experts Say about Fluoride

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation (CWF), eight former United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Dental Officers have issued a statement affirming this public health practice. "Community water fluoridation is the great equalizer in prevention of dental caries because all individuals regardless of income or education are… » Read Full Post

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