Fluoridation and the Environment

August 29th, 2022 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Uncategorized

Fluoride can be used in a variety of modes to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride toothpaste, fluoride varnish and community water fluoridation are the leading ways this occurs. Recently, researchers have studied the environmental impact of all these methods. In a new article, four researchers report that fluoridated water “had the lowest environmental impact” of all […]

Fluoride Exposed is the New Host for Fluoride Science

September 27th, 2021 Facts about Fluoride, Public Education Materials, Uncategorized, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

  Fluoride Exposed is the new host for Fluoride Science. FluorideScience.org – by the Center for Fluoride Research Analysis – is produced by an independent board of experts in the field. It has been an invaluable resource for topic summaries, critical appraisals, reviews, commentaries, and interviews on fluoride research. Last year, the site had gone down, and was without hosting. Fluoride […]

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 […]

New Research Enhances Confidence in Fluoridation’s Safety

May 14th, 2020 Facts about Fluoride

One of the common themes of fluoridation critics is that not enough research has been done on the safety of this health practice. For example, the authors of a 2010 book entitled The Case Against Fluoride complained: “Many health questions remain unasked and unanswered.” The fact is that a number of new studies and reports […]

American Association for Dental Research Affirms Support for Community Water Fluoridation

October 30th, 2018 Facts about Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by A. Seun Ajiboye, PhD, Director of Science Policy and Government Affairs, International & American Associations for Dental Research In 2018, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) joined a comprehensive list of health and medical organizations in support of community water fluoridation, passing a policy statement affirming its support for community […]

A Game of Telephone: Pro-CWF vs Anti-CWF Information Online

July 18th, 2018 Facts about Fluoride

There’s good and bad news for fluoridation advocates in a new study of how information on community water fluoridation (CWF) spreads online, both with important lessons. The authors of Community water fluoridation online: an analysis of the digital media ecosystem collected stories on fluoridation and then categorized the sources they came from, ultimately identifying nine […]

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 […]