Your teens may think that they don’t need you anymore, but they’ll always need their teeth!

May 31st, 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 adolescents as it was when they were little, maybe even more so. During adolescence we want to be sure that children continue effective oral hygiene habits […]


When Good News Is Really Bad News

May 12th, 2022 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Uncategorized

Normally, a 58% decrease in the number of children’s teeth being extracted in a country would be a statistic to celebrate. However, dental health leaders in England recognize that the significant drop in extractions in back-to-back years is largely due to to delayed dental treatment during the pandemic. Dental leaders are urging a greater need for […]


Even Small Gains Improve Dental Health

October 5th, 2020 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride

Can even a small increase in the population reached by community water fluoridation (CWF) have a positive health impact? The answer is yes, according to a new U.S. study. The researchers report that cavity-related dental visits for low-income children are lower in counties that provide CWF to more families. The study examined Medicaid claims for […]


How Fluoridation Works Graphics Updated!

January 24th, 2019 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

The Campaign for Dental Health (CDH) is happy to announce that the How Fluoridation Works poster and graphic have been updated with new images and are available in both Spanish and English!  And now a new format is available that allows for printing of full-size, 18×24 posters! These resources compliment the How Fluoride Works video that is also […]


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

July 10th, 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 and ran multivariate analyses with […]


Pediatricians Prefer Prevention

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

Father and Child

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 to experience health disparities, oral […]