From the Front Line

Lack of Fluoridation Shocks Buffalo Health Advocates

February 1, 2023 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride in the News

City officials and local health advocates in Buffalo, New York, were recently shocked to learn that the city’s water system had stopped fluoridating drinking water in 2015. Regulations established by the Safe Drinking Water Act require a report each April of the previous year’s water quality. Yet, water officials in… » Read Full Post

What does the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say about fluoride?

January 31, 2023 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride Partners in Fluoride

The Campaign for Dental Health provides numerous resources to help you understand fluoridated water and address questions about fluoride. As part of that, we like to highlight what our partners say about fluoride. One of our closely aligned partners, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), has much to say… » Read Full Post

Does Correcting Fluoride Misinformation Backfire?

January 12, 2023 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

Years ago, research papers suggested that calling attention to public health myths and then correcting them could produce an unanticipated “backfire” effect. In other words, people might be more likely to remember the myths than to recall the facts (corrections). This issue has major implications for health educators who promote… » Read Full Post

USCPS Task Force Issues a New Oral Health Resource

December 15, 2022 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Health Equity

There are proven community-level approaches that protect our teeth by preventing tooth decay. A new color-coded resource from the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force summarizes its recommendations to reduce the rate of tooth decay and improve our oral health. Community water fluoridation is one of the strategies that the… » Read Full Post

Fluoride Toothpaste Recommendations for Children Under Age 6

December 12, 2022 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Since 2014, the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) have all recommended that parents and caregivers use a rice-sized smear of fluoride toothpaste for children under the age of 3, to begin brushing with the very first tooth,… » Read Full Post

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Founder of Modern Dentistry: Greene Vardiman Black

November 22, 2022 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

Founder of modern dentistry. Father of operative dentistry. The grand old man of dentistry. Greene Vardiman Black was born in 1836 and took an interest in medicine at age 17 but happened upon and settled into dentistry as a career interest when he was 21. After an apprenticeship that was… » Read Full Post

Does Fluoride Lower IQ Scores?

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

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… » Read Full Post

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

October 24, 2022 Facts about Fluoride Public Education Materials What the Experts Say about 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… » Read Full Post

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Australian Study Shows No Link between Cognitive Development and Fluoridated Water

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

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… » Read Full Post

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Fluoridation and Environmental Impact

August 29, 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… » Read Full Post

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