Fluoridate Texas

Fluoride for Texas

Fluoride is Effective

Each of these leading health authorities publicly endorses community water fluoridation:
  • American Dental Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • U.S. Surgeon General
  • World Health Organization
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • American Public Health Association
  • International Association of Dental Research
  • American Association for Public Health Dentistry
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Studies consistently show that water fluoridation reduces tooth decay by 18-40 percent.
--Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public Health Service report on fluoride benefits and risks. Journal of the American Medical Association 1991; 266(8):1061 – 1067.

Children with poor dental health are nearly 3 times more likely to miss school. Teens with dental pain are 4 times more likely to earn lower grades.
-- PEW Charitable Trusts. Dental Problems Affect School Performance, August 15, 2012 Press Release. http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/press-releases/2012/08/15/dental-problems-affect-school-performance

A 2010 study in the American Journal of Public Health confirmed that consuming fluoridated water as a young child makes the loss of teeth due to decay less likely 40-50 years later when that child is an adult.

A study of two similar, adjacent communities in Arkansas showed that residents without access to fluoridated water had twice as many cavities as those with access to fluoridated water.
--Mouden, L. “Fluoride: The Natural State of Water.” Arkansas Dentistry; Summer 2005; 77(2): 15-16

The benefits of fluoridation are long-lasting. A recent study of U.S. adults found that those born in counties with fluoridation lose fewer teeth than those born in fluoride-deficient counties.
--M. Neidell, K Herzog, S Glied, β€œThe Association Between Community Water Fluoridation and Adult Tooth Loss,” American Journal of Public Health, in press.

Water fluoridation continues to be effective in reducing tooth decay by 20 – 40%, even now with the availability of fluoride from other sources, such as fluoride toothpaste.
--American Dental Association http://www.ada.org/fluoride

Clinical recommendations for the use of Topical Fluoride Varnish is in favor for children.

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