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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 fluoride toothpaste. They advise parents and caregivers to use a rice-sized smear of fluoride toothpaste for children under the age of 3 and to begin brushing… » 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

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

October 24, 2022 Facts about Fluoride 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 Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health

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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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 teens as it was when they were little, maybe even more so. During adolescence we want to be sure that children… » Read Full Post

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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

Fluoride Exposed is the New Host for Fluoride Science

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

  Fluoride Exposed is the new host for Fluoride Science. - 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

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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

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Claim About Fluoride As a Neurotoxin Fails to Survive Peer Review

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

Following its peer review of a draft research report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) rejected the report's claim that fluoride is a neurotoxin. The review issued on February 9, 2021 marked the second time in two years that NASEM found insufficient evidence to justify this claim.… » Read Full Post

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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… » Read Full Post

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