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    Water fluoridation is a process of adding fluoride to public water until a desired level of fluoride in the water is reached. It has been used as a public health measure to reduce tooth decay and it is important for oral health especially the teeth. Natural water contains a small amount of fluoride but it is limited and insufficient to provide a significant change in the improvement of oral health. Water fluoridation adds fluoride to public water and it is adjusted to between 0.7 - 1.0 parts per million in drinking water which is deemed the most effective and efficient way of preventing dental caries (tooth decay). Public health authorities around the world such as World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and…

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    New Zealand Community Water Fluoridation: Is It Justifiable? Dental caries (tooth decay) is a chronic disease that affects all ages, and remains one of the most predominant diseases in New Zealand. If left untreated, possible ramifications could include, tooth loss (which may result in an undesirable appearance), pain, and infection. Therefore from an early age, it is essential to establish and implement good oral health practices. Examples of these practices (although not limited to) are,…

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    "Putting the mouth back into health” elucidates the fact that oral health is far more than just cosmetic, but is linked to an individual’s wellbeing. Fluoridated water prevents tooth decay, is beneficial for all ages, is safe, free to consume and is natural. Despite the continual support for fluoride within dental, medical and scientific communities, there is marked opposition by the general public and a minority of scientists. Through a critical analysis of both the benefits of water…

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    Fluoridation of Drinking Water Jack Barth, AP Chemistry Water fluoridation is a common practice in many communities, both in the United States and worldwide. In 2012, 75% of American communities had access to fluoridated drinking water (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). The CDC also touts the many advantages of fluoridated drinking water, such as lowered tooth decay among families and fewer dollars spent on dental procedures. However, many individuals and medical institutions…

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    You may not realize it, but there is a chemical called fluoride added to most public water services. These water services would include school and city water. You are most likely drinking this water at some time. Many people believe that water fluoridation protects the teeth from tooth decay, however there is actually many risks with consuming the water. The risks include risks to the body. Supplementing fluoride to public water services is unethical and creates risk to a person’s dental and…

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    Studying the Bachelor of Oral Health Program at CQ University gave me an opportunity to learn about various interventions for preventing dental caries. Among them, a water fluoridation always seemed to be for me the most obvious, non-contestable form of prevention against an oral decay. I was really surprised when I learned that fluoridation of water supplies is not a standard in Australia. Even more, Australia is experiencing a regress in access to fluoridated water and a future trend is…

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    Water fluoridation is an addition of the chemical fluoride to public water supplies, for the purpose of reducing cavities. Fluoridation is the addition of small quantities of fluoride to public water supplies. It is a kind of mass medication and the only chemical added to water in quantities over that of naturally occurring water. A small quantity this chemical does not have any significant negative effects on our body, however over consumption can make it poisonous and in severe cases can be…

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    Introduction Community water fluoridation is the process of regulated supplementation of fluoride to public water supplies in order to reduce the prevalence of dental caries (1). World Oral Health Report 2003 identified dental caries as a key public health issue in a majority of industrialized countries, where 60-90% of schoolchildren and the majority of adults are affected (2). The World Health Organization recognizes water fluoridation as one of the most cost-effective methods of distributing…

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    Since the early 1940s, the fluoride intake has been heavily debated. During dental visits, patients are told that fluoridation, whether by water or topically, is necessary to get a healthy tooth enamel. However, some argue that exposure to fluoride at an early age could have the opposite effect in children. They argue that early exposure causes dental fluorosis, bone fractures later in life, and even dental caries. The demographic of the children being researched ranges from 1-5 years old. They…

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    Fluoride Water Crisis

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    derived from fluorine, the most reactive of all elements. Water fluoridation is the addition of chemical fluoride to public water supplies, for the purpose of reducing cavities. Fluoride was first added to public water supplies in 1945, and now, about two thirds of the U.S. population use fluoridated public water (CDC). Unlike any other water treatment process, fluoridation does not treat the water itself, but rather the person consuming it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that…

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