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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