Australian Study Shows No Link Between Cognitive Development and Fluoridated Water

October 12th, 2022 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health

Boy Drinking from Sippy Cup

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 than 2,600 children, this study […]

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

Teens need their teeth

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 continue effective oral hygiene habits […]

Attempts to Discontinue Fluoridation in U.S. Communities Fail 4 out of 5 Times

June 5th, 2018 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Partners in 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 continues a trend that has […]

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

Silver Diamine Fluoride; pediatric dental

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 […]

A Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Oral Health for Low-Income Populations

February 21st, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care, Partners in Fluoride

Guest Blogger: Stacey Chazin, MPH, Former Director of Prevention Programs, Center for Health Care Strategies There is growing evidence that the way people live, learn, work, and play has a significant impact on health, including oral health. These social determinants of health (SDOH) — including such things as access to healthy food, safe housing, quality […]

Low Income Children Deserve Better Access to Dental Care

November 11th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care


Calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, risk being realized come January 2017, when Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress take their seats. Much remains to be seen, but one thing that is unlikely to change much or change soon is unmet need. Children from families with low incomes, especially those in Black, […]