Fluoridation to expand in New Zealand

August 22nd, 2022 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

Community water fluoridation is being expanded in phases to new communities in New Zealand, and the initial phase includes 14 local water systems. This announcement follows last year’s decision by the nation’s parliament to give the Director-General of Health new authority to make fluoridated water available in more communities. Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, the Director-General of […]


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 […]


US Public Health Service Dental Officers Affirm Fluoridation on 75th Anniversary

July 14th, 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 education are able to access their public […]


Meadville, Pennsylvania Votes to Initiate Fluoridation

June 20th, 2017 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

The favorable 3-2 vote on starting water fluoridation in Meadville, Pennsylvania is wonderful news. Although Meadville isn’t a large city, this win is very important for several reasons. First, several communities in the state have ceased community water fluoridation (CWF) in the past few years. This victory disrupts an anti-fluoride momentum, potentially setting Pennsylvania communities […]


San Jose, CA Gives Residents a Timely Gift of Better Oral Health

December 20th, 2016 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

The holiday season is a time of giving, and families in several areas of San Jose, California received an early gift on December 12 when their local water system began providing water with fluoride to their homes. Roughly 230,000 local residents gained access that day to fluoridated water—a public health approach that has been endorsed […]