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

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, their opposition is less about fluoride and more about personal choice.

“Nobody is out there protesting fluoride in toothpaste… Nobody is out there protesting that your dental hygienist provides you with a fluoride treatment after cleaning your teeth, but it becomes political … because it pits … individual choice against indemnifying the entire population against disease,” he said, during an interview Monday.

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