From the Front Line

American Association for Dental Research Affirms Support for Community Water Fluoridation

October 30, 2018 Facts about Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by A. Seun Ajiboye, PhD, Director of Science Policy and Government Affairs, International & American Associations for Dental Research In 2018, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) joined a comprehensive list of health and medical organizations in support of community water fluoridation, passing a policy statement… » Read Full Post

A Game of Telephone: Pro-CWF vs Anti-CWF Information Online

July 18, 2018 Facts about Fluoride

There’s good and bad news for fluoridation advocates in a new study of how information on community water fluoridation (CWF) spreads online, both with important lessons. The authors of Community water fluoridation online: an analysis of the digital media ecosystem collected stories on fluoridation and then categorized the sources they… » Read Full Post

Breaking News! Water Fluoridation Helps Reduce Decay in U.S. Kids and Teens

July 10, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride Fluoride and Public Health Fluoride in the News Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

A new analysis has found that community water fluoridation (CWF) reduces decay by as much as 30-39% in children’s baby teeth (primary dentition) and by 12-24% in permanent teeth. The analysis was complex. It merged National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) results with Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) data… » Read Full Post

New Resources: Common Questions About Fluorosis and Fluoride

June 26, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride Facts about Fluoride

Parents have questions, and we have answers. The Campaign for Dental Health has just released new, simpler versions of two of our handouts for parents and caregivers, in both Spanish and English. Enhanced graphics, bold formatting, and a reduction in the amount of text makes these quicker and easier to… » Read Full Post

New PSAs Offer Tips to Parents

June 22, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

When it comes to children’s dental health, much of the policy conversation revolves around insurance coverage, access to care, and other health systems issues. Daily activities like drinking water with fluoride and making home care a regular routine are important too. The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) and UnitedHealthcare are meeting… » Read Full Post

Two Decades of Persisting Income-Disparities in Dental Caries Among US Children and Adolescents

June 21, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by Lourdes M. Secola, DMD, MScD, DDS, Cert.PH West Maple Pediatric Dentistry. Omaha, NE Dental caries – known to most of us as tooth decay – continues to be the most common preventable disease of childhood. And the poorer you are, the worse your dental disease is… » Read Full Post

Pediatricians Prefer Prevention

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