Health Professionals Warn Washington Community to Not Be Foolish

Posted & filed under Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Communities Supporting Fluoride.

3470902LargeTwo health professionals in Fircrest, Washington have written an op-ed column to caution the community about the consequences of discontinuing water fluoridation in their community. Dr Jeffrey Camm, a pediatric dentist with more than 35 years of experience, and Dr Terry Torgenrud, a retired pediatrician who practiced for 40 years, are both residents of the community and suggest that the city council should consider that:

 According to the American Dental Association, community water fluoridation reduces cavities by 25 percent. Studies estimate that every dollar invested in fluoridation saves $38 in future dental bills. If communities in the area weren’t fluoridated, the number of children needing care, and the cost of that care, would be far greater.”