Ending Water Fluoridation: Who Pays the Price?

February 17th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Five years ago this month, the city council of Calgary voted to cease community water fluoridation (CWF). Critics of this health practice said the absence of fluoridated water would make no difference. But ever since Canada’s 3rd largest city made that decision, a variety of health professionals have expressed concern, and more and more signs […]

Journalist’s Resource Takes On Fluoride Misinformation

January 22nd, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy Journalist’s Resource recently published Fluoride in water in the United States and public health misinformation: Research review. Authors Brittany A. Seymour and Denise-Marie Ordway identify the rapid spread of misinformation online and caution journalists against creating a “false balance” in their reporting. The overwhelming body of […]

America’s Approach to Science

January 19th, 2016 Facts about Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

We are surrounded by controversy, even in areas of science that are seemingly built upon facts. But as Danielle Teller discusses in a recent blog on Quartz, America makes the mistake of treating science as a bunch of facts when it is really a process of critical thinking. Community water fluoridation, like childhood vaccines, is […]

National Governors Association Promotes Community Water Fluoridation

December 15th, 2015 Fluoride in the News, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

In an October 2015 paper, Health Investments that Pay Off: Strategies to Improve Oral Health, the National Governors Association (NGA) recommends that governors who want to address oral health needs should consider interventions with strong evidence of improving health outcomes, including community water fluoridation (CWF). Noting that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood […]

New Oral Health Resources in Spanish

December 10th, 2015 Campaign for Dental Health News, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care, Partners in Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

The Campaign for Dental Health is pleased to announce its new Spanish language website: www.Spanish.ILikeMyTeeth.org. Find information on fluoride and preventing children’s tooth decay. A search function makes it easy to ask questions and find answers about fluoridation. Resources for parents, families, and health professionals are easy to download and share. Visit www.Spanish.ILikeMyTeeth.org, and please […]

Debunking Unreliable Claims: The “Harvard study”

November 17th, 2015 Facts about Fluoride, Partners in Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Dr Brittany Seymour, assistant professor in oral health policy and epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, debunks unreliable claims about water fluoridation in this new video, providing much-needed information and context to the often misrepresented Harvard Study on fluoridation and children’s IQ. Critics of water fluoridation have successfully used the internet to circulate misleading […]

Doctors and Dentists are Parents Too – And They Support Community Water Fluoridation

November 16th, 2015 Campaign for Dental Health News, Partners in Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Many people assume their community has fluoridated tap water, and, confident in the knowledge that it is safe and effective, are surprised to learn that the practice is sometimes called into question. Others have no opinion on community water fluoridation (CWF) until they go online and encounter the misinformation and anti-fluoride websites that are so […]

The American Public Health Association Salutes Fluoridation

November 6th, 2015 Fluoride and Public Health, Partners in Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Community water fluoridation was featured prominently at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Chicago from October 31 to November 4, 2015. In addition to eight sessions and four posters on the topic, the meeting opened with the video Fluoridated Water – Tap Into It! from ilikemyteeth.org. Then, Kathy Lituri, […]

Water Research Foundation Supports Community Water Fluoridation

October 26th, 2015 What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Dental and medical organizations aren’t the only stakeholders who have examined the evidence and concluded that community water fluoridation is a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay. Recently, the Water Research Foundation issued a report that focuses mostly on the health and environmental concerns that are circulated by critics of fluoride. They determined […]