How to use Fluoridation in a sentence
Fluoridation does not address the real causes of tooth decay - poor dental hygiene and excessive refined sugar consumption.
Most countries do n't fluoridate Most European governments oppose fluoridation.
Fluoridation is the addition of fluoride to water supplies to help prevent tooth decay.
Early studies suggested that water fluoridation was eliminating tooth decay in children.
The first fluoridation of a public water system took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1945.Advertisement
Since the decision to fluoridate usually is made at the local level, by public officials or a vote of the people, fluoridation has become a political as well as a scientific controversy.
Most government agencies and scientific and professional organizations agree that water fluoridation is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay and cost-effective in that it reduces the need for expensive dental treatment.
Fluoridation of public water systems deprives people of freedom-of-choice as to what they ingest.
Where the water is not fluoridated, schools often provide fluoridation programs, and parents can choose whether their children participate.
In the early 2000s a number of countries have discontinued fluoridation because of ongoing concerns about possible health effects.Advertisement
Fluorosis in children appears as of 2004 to be increasing; however, it is not known whether this is from water fluoridation, the excessive use of fluoride-containing products, or both.
No type of fluoridation can replace good dental care and hygiene, which are necessary for preventing gum disease as well as tooth decay.
Through the Water Fluoridation program, the company works with towns to educate and support fluoridated water system programs in different states.