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June 11, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by Lori Byron, MD, FAAP, Member Executive Committee, Council on Environmental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics Good overall health includes good oral health! Fortunately, dental health has improved radically in the past century. Unfortunately, Black, Latinx, and Native American children, and those from families with low incomes, continue… » Read Full Post

Attempts to Discontinue Fluoridation in U.S. Communities Fail 4 out of 5 Times

June 5, 2018 Communities Supporting Fluoride

  The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) recently posted the findings of its ongoing surveillance of attempts by opponents of water fluoridation to end the practice in targeted communities. In 2017, although existing fluoridation policy was challenged in 48 communities, it was maintained in 39 (81%). This… » Read Full Post

Exploring a 2Gen Approach to Improve Dental Health

May 8, 2018 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Uncategorized

When children struggle to get the dental care they need, the obstacle often can be traced to challenges being faced by their parents or caregivers. The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP), a nonprofit policy institute, has launched an initiative to examine these connections and explore whether multi-generational policy solutions can… » Read Full Post

Irish Study on Fluoride Consumption

May 8, 2018 Facts about Fluoride

On April 30, 2018 the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) published a report of its Scientific Committee entitled Total Diet Study 2014-2016: Assessment of Dietary Exposure to Fluoride in Adults & Children in Ireland. The report concludes, “there is currently no scientific basis for concerns about the safety of… » Read Full Post

What does a physician have to say about teeth? Lots!

May 7, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

Our friends at The Mighty Mouth have done a fantastic job using video to promote good oral health. Some of our favorites are those featuring Dr. Ben Danielson, a pediatrician in Seattle, Washington with lots to say about the oral health of kids and expectant mothers. Dr. Ben Danielson reviews… » Read Full Post

Repository of Oral Health Data Evaluation & Outcomes (ROHDEO)

May 7, 2018 Fluoride and Public Health

The Repository of Oral Health Data Evaluation and Outcomes, a group with the fortunate acronym of ROHDEO, held a series of webinars in the last year that caught our attention. Although ROHDEO promotes collaboration among oral health stakeholders “across the state of Texas”, the webinars topics are of widespread interest.… » Read Full Post

Guard Your Health: Health and Wellness for Soldiers and Families

May 7, 2018 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Maintaining mission readiness, while balancing dual responsibilities as citizens and Soldiers, can present challenges for Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers and their families. Enter Guard Your Health, a website dedicated to the unique health and wellness needs and experiences of Army National Guard Soldiers and their families. The website provides… » Read Full Post

Dentistry & Pediatrics: Working Together on Cancer Prevention

April 25, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

Did you know that cases of head and neck cancer caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are significantly increasing in the United States and around the world? HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer, but many people don’t know that HPV also causes about 70% of current cases… » Read Full Post

New Study: No Neurotoxic Effect

April 24, 2018 Fluoride in the News What the Experts Say about Fluoride

In recent years, critics of community water fluoridation (CWF) have pointed to some studies as supporting their concerns that fluoride is a neurotoxin that can lead to lower IQs or cognitive scores among children. Experts have examined those studies and cited significant weaknesses or limitations. Nonetheless, researchers in multiple countries… » Read Full Post

New Communications Toolkit Aims to Broaden Perceptions of Oral Health

February 16, 2018 Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Guest Blog Post by Allison Stevens Senior Writer and Editor FrameWorks Institute   Advocates are working to build public and political support for oral health as the national debate over health and health care continues. But they face a major challenge: Most people don’t understand what oral health is, why… » Read Full Post