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

July 6, 2020
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 young as 18 months,” Beaglehole said.

A new study from University of Canterbury (UC) researchers has again highlighted the benefits of fluoridated water for oral health.

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