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 […]


New PSAs Offer Tips to Parents

June 22nd, 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 families where they are, providing […]


Pediatricians Prefer Prevention

June 11th, 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 to experience health disparities, oral […]


Resources for 2018 National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 6th, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year the Campaign for Dental Health joins the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Oral Health in presenting an advocacy toolkit for pediatricians and health professionals serving children. The Oral Health Advocacy Toolkit was designed to help busy professionals improve oral health access by advocating […]


Water = Good News for Three Childhood Diseases

November 14th, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

More good news arrived this week in the form of a new study on the most recent estimates of sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption in the United States. Rates among children and adults declined between 2003 and 2014, according to data collected in those years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). This […]


AAPD Policy on the Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Pediatric Dental Patients

October 31st, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by Yasmi O. Crystal DMD, MSc, FAAPD Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry NYU College of Dentistry   When very young children or children with special needs have cavities, placing fillings in their teeth can be a challenge for all involved. These children often need to be sedated or put to sleep […]