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January 11, 2022 News FluorideNewsOral Health

Fluoride to be Added Back in to Windsor, Tecumseh, LaSalle Water Systems

by CBC

After years without fluoride, parts of Windsor-Essex will have the mineral added back into drinking water systems Wednesday. This week, residents in Windsor, Tecumseh and LaSalle will have fluoride flowing into their water systems for the first time since 2013. During a

October 19, 2021 News FluorideNews

Calgarians Vote Yes to Fluoride in City Water Supply

by CTV News

Calgarian have voted to add fluoride back to the city’s water supply. “I’m thrilled,” said Juliet Guichon, a University of Calgary medical bioethicist and the campaign manager with Fluoride Yes! “And I’m sure I speak on behalf of the small

September 14, 2021 News FluorideNews

University of Calgary Students Urge ‘Yes’ Vote on Fluoridation in Fall Election

by CBC

Some University of Calgary students are urging other students to vote in favour of restoring fluoride in the city’s drinking water in this fall’s election. Fluoride naturally occurs in some foods and is found in the Bow and Elbow Rivers at a

September 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Calgary Children’s Dental Health Getting Worse Without Community Water Fluoridation

by University of Calgary

Calgary children have been without fluoride in their drinking water since 2011, and their dental health is suffering. The findings come from a University of Calgary study published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology that compares the dental health of children in

August 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Regina City Council Approves Community Water Fluoridation Program

by Regina Leader-Post

After decades of failed votes, city council has finally given the green light to add fluoride to Regina’s water supply. Only Coun. Landon Mohl (Ward 10) voted against the motion after three hours of delegations and discussion both for and

August 11, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A Tale of Two Cities Finds That Community Water Fluoridation Prevents Caries

by ADA

The prevalence of caries in the primary dentition of children was significantly higher in Calgary, Canada, without fluoridated water, than in Edmonton, where the water is still fluoridated, according to a study published by the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Calgary and

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Sask. Dental Public Health Expert Debunks Myths, Misinformation About Community Water Fluoridation

by Regina Leader-Post

Adding fluoride to water is once again fuelling debate locally, as Regina city council gets set in August to consider a community fluoridation program. Uswak, who is also the referral consultant dentist for the Saskatchewan Health Authority, says that for anti-fluoridationists,

December 22, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Innovations: New Community Water Fluoridation System is ‘Game-Changer,’ Advocates Say

by ADA

Editor’s note: The “Innovations” series highlights and features leaps forward in science-based technology that can provide benefits to dentists, their patients and the public. A new community water fluoridation system that is the first advancement in water fluoridation technology in

October 13, 2020 News NewsOral Health

International Experts Call for Independent Probe of Canadian Research Linking Fluoride and Lower IQ

by National Post

Several international experts have taken the unusual step of urging a Canadian university to arrange an independent investigation into research that controversially linked fluoride in drinking water to lower intelligence in children. The academics and public health officials from six

July 28, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Kiwi Preschoolers Losing Teeth to Painful, Preventable Tooth Decay

by University of Canterbury, Medical Xpress

Kiwi kids are suffering unnecessarily from severe tooth decay that could be prevented, according to research published today in JAMA Pediatrics, the highest-ranking journal of pediatrics, perinatology and child health in the world. The nation-wide study, evaluating the link between community water fluoridation

July 6, 2020 News NewsOral Health

23 Children and Teens Hospitalized a Day for Dental Care, as Water Fluoridation Bill Flounders in New Zealand

by Oliver Lewis, Stuff

When Dr Rob Beaglehole moved from Wellington to Nelson, he was shocked at the number of children with tooth decay. The primary difference: Wellington had fluoridated water; Nelson did not. “It wasn’t uncommon to be removing 10 teeth from children as

January 26, 2020 News News

Questionable Study Casts a Cloud Over the 75th Anniversary of Water Fluoridation

by Jennifer Meyer, Stat News

Seventy-five years ago, on Jan. 25, 1945, public health officials began an experiment in Grand Rapids, Mich., to prevent the pain, misery, and cost of tooth decay: adjusting the level of fluoride in drinking water. Cavity rates plunged with fluoridation. Today, 211

December 14, 2019 News News

Dentists Come Together in Florida to Defend Community Water Fluoridation

by ADA News

A councilman who missed an earlier city council vote meeting cast the deciding, tie-breaking vote in a 4-3 decision that will continue community fluoridation for 181,000 Brevard County residents on the east coast of Florida. “It was a movement of

November 11, 2019 News News

Quebec’s Order Of Dentists Wants Quebec To Take Charge Of Fluoridation Of Drinking Water

by Richard Deschamps, iHeartRadio News

Quebec’s Order of Dentists has issued a call for the Quebec government to take charge and make fluoridation of drinking water a reality across the province. Currently, the province’s cities and towns are in charge of water fluoridation, and for

August 28, 2019 News News

Responses To Fluoride Study Flood In From All Over The Globe

by ADA News

Alongside organizations and publications around the world, the ADA on Aug. 19 issued a press statement in response to widespread media interest in a study that suggested an association between higher prenatal fluoride exposure and lower IQ scores in children 3-4 years of age.

October 29, 2018 News News

Dentists, Health Experts Hold Meeting About Fluoridation of Calgary’s Drinking Water

by Michael Franklin, CTV News

Dozens of concerned Calgarians gathered on Saturday afternoon for a discussion about the pros and cons of adding fluoride back into the city’s water system. The city stopped the practice of adding fluoride to drinking water back in 2011 because

January 4, 2016 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthOral Surgery

Surgeon General Endorses Community Water Fluoridation

by Oral Health

2015 Marks 70 Years of Community Water Fluoridation in the United States WASHINGTON, D.C., The American Dental Association (ADA) applauds U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., and his endorsement today of community water fluoridation. “Fluoride’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay