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Entries in Fluoridation (6)

Friday
Feb142014

ADA Fights High Cavity Rate in Children with Fluoride Toothpaste

Papers in February JADA issue note benefits of using fluoride toothpaste on baby’s first tooth
 
The American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) is updating its guidance to caregivers and recommending that they brush their children’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth comes in. This new guidance expands the use of fluoride toothpaste for young children to fight cavaties.

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Tuesday
Jul092013

OLYMPIC PENINSULA FLUORIDATION UPDATE

In late June, a panel of three state appellate judges ruled against a lawsuit filed by anti-fluoridation groups from the Olympic Peninsula. These groups oppose optimally fluoridating the water in Port Angeles and Forks and filed suit to stop water fluoridation. Port Angeles began fluoridating its water in 2006 and the City of Forks began community water fluoridation more than fifty years ago.

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Tuesday
Apr302013

SURGEON GENERAL'S ADDRESS INCLUDES ENDORSEMENT OF FLUORIDE

In a recent address to attendees at the National Oral Health Conference held in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, said "As Surgeon General I have been working hard to encourage individuals and communities to make healthy choices because I believe it is better to prevent illness and disease rather than treat it after it occurs

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Friday
Mar152013

NEW UNC STUDY SHOWS BENEFIT OF WATER FLUORIDATION FOR ADULTS

On March 1, the University of North Carolina released a report on the effects of fluoridated drinking water on dental caries in Australian adults. The report, which was published in the Journal of Dental Research, showed that adults with greater lifetime exposure to fluoridated water had lower levels of caries experience.

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