From the Front Line

Happy Mother’s Day – The Gift of a Healthy Smile

May 11, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

When a woman finds out she is pregnant it is hard for her to envision her baby, let alone her baby’s teeth. She has visions of rocking him to sleep, feeding him, and maybe even reading him a book, but a thought about the first time she brushes his teeth… » Read Full Post

New Video: Importance of Water for Good Oral Health

May 5, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care Partners in Fluoride

The average child in the United States now consumes over half of her body weight in sugar every year. Much of it comes from sugary beverages including juice, sports drinks, and soda. Too much sugar can lead to serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and poor oral health. We… » Read Full Post

Young Adults Have a New Reason to Smile

April 13, 2017 Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Most research on the benefits of community water fluoridation (CWF) is based on studies that involved children. That’s why it is interesting to see a new study, Preventive Benefit of Access to Fluoridated Water for Young Adults, that examined fluoridated water’s positive impact on the oral health of young adults.… » Read Full Post

New Site Exposes Facts About Fluoride – Using Science

April 10, 2017 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Partners in Fluoride

March 2017 saw the debut of a new website taking a unique approach to fluoride science. FluorideExposed.org explores a broad range of science topics, using fluoride as a theme. The site aims to explore not only the science underlying the role of community water fluoridation (CWF) in oral health and… » Read Full Post

Community Water Fluoridation Builds #HealthyCommunities

April 4, 2017 Campaign for Dental Health News Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

Fact: Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood, more common than asthma or allergies. Fact: To eat well and concentrate in school, children need healthy teeth and mouths. Fact: Tooth decay is almost completely preventable. Fact: Children suffer from more tooth decay when they live in communities… » Read Full Post

Building #HealthyCommunities: Let’s get oral health into the discussion

April 3, 2017 Campaign for Dental Health News Fluoride and Public Health

The Campaign for Dental Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is pleased to kick off the #HealthyCommunities initiative during National Public Health Week, April 3-7, 2017. To be healthy, kids need healthy teeth. Yet childhood dental disease stubbornly remains the most common chronic disease of childhood. Help… » Read Full Post

Build Momentum for #HealthyCommunities During National Public Health Week

March 29, 2017 Campaign for Dental Health News Fluoride and Public Health

National Public Health Week is coming, April 3-10, 2017, and what better time to talk about building #HealthyCommunities. The Campaign for Dental Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, supports community water fluoridation (CWF) because it is an evidence-based, time-tested preventive measure that benefits entire communities, especially children.… » Read Full Post

EPA denies petition to end fluoridation in the United States

March 17, 2017 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride in the News

On November 23, 2016, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and other groups delivered a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that the agency “prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies” under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 6. On February 27, 2017, a response… » Read Full Post

Resources from the Michigan Caries Prevention Program

March 14, 2017 Partners in Fluoride

Since 2014, the Michigan Caries Prevention Program (MCPP) has been transforming the current oral health landscape with comprehensive oral health integration in the primary care setting. Altarum Institute, in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Delta Dental of Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human… » Read Full Post

Consider the Evidence: Fluoride for Healthy Futures

March 6, 2017 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

We were excited to see a guest blog post entitled Consider the Evidence: Fluoride for Healthy Futures on The Huffington Post.com at the beginning of February. We’re passionate about the preventive benefits of community water fluoridation, but we don’t often see the topic covered in national, main stream media. We… » Read Full Post