Community Water Fluoridation & Caries Prevention in Adults

Dr. Gary Slade of UNC School of Dentistry describes his study on the effects of fluoridation on dental caries in Australian adults and discusses implications for the U.S. population and cost-benefit calculations of community water fluoridation.
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Mechanism of Anti-Caries Action of Fluoride

It is normal for a wide range of bacteria to be present in the mouth and many are involved with forming biofilm (plaque) on the surfaces of teeth. However, some bacteria can establish levels that can lead to problems.

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Osteosarcoma & Fluoridation: Is There a Connection?

Dr. Hayes discusses what her study and previous studies say about the linkage in question.
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Adding Fluoride to Water Supplies

The article written by Cheng, Chalmers and Sheldon outlines issues for discussion that are useful when communities are considering policy related to water fluoridation in the United Kingdom. However, it is not useful for discussion of water fluoridation in the United States as it does not consider the substantial body of research conducted on water fluoridation in the United States. The authors’ review of the study cited to show potential harm appears erroneous and incomplete.

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Physiologic conditions affect toxicity of ingested industrial fluoride

The paper by Richard Sauerheber, titled Physiologic Conditions Affect Toxicity of Ingested Industrial Fluoride (Journal of Environmental and Public Health, Vol 2013, Article ID 439490) contains several errors and misconceptions that will be discussed below. More importantly the author implies that there is the possibility of acute fluoride toxicity from drinking fluoridated water that contains little or no calcium.

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Fluoride & Neurotoxicity

Dr. Gary Whitford of the Georgia Health Sciences University discusses findings on fluoride's effects on learning and...
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Environmental & Policy Changes vs. Changing Individual’s Behavior

Dr. Scott Tomar of the University of Florida College of Dentistry discusses the effectiveness of community water fluoridation in providing access to dental health and saving money.
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Age-specific fluoride exposure in drinking water and osteosarcoma (United States)

The authors examined age-specific and gender-specific effects of fluoride level in drinking water and the incidence of osteosarcoma using a matched case–control study design. The study was conducted through 11 hospitals in the United States that included a complete...
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