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 […]

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 […]

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 […]