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Dentists, Health Leaders Frustrated Over New Zealand’s Fluoridation Failure

October 7, 2020
by Cate Broughton, Stuff.co

Children as young as 18 months continue to suffer with rotten teeth while political parties have dodged responsibility for a proven prevention method – fluoridation of drinking water, leaders in oral health say.

At The Press Leaders Debate on Tuesday, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins both said they supported fluoridating water supplies.

Dental health leaders were happy to see the leaders voice their support, but were puzzled about why the Fluoridation Amendment Bill, introduced in 2016, had not been passed already.

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