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My turn: Juneau's dirty little secret

...percent of the global population drinks fluoride-enhanced water. The World Health Organization studied the rate of dental decay in 12-year-olds in fluoridated versus nonfluoridated countries and concluded that there was no significant difference...
Quitting fluoridation is disappointing

...ingested and metabolized while these kids are pre-natal through age 8 gives their teeth an indisputable advantage over dental decay for a lifetime. Sound off on the important issues at Fluoride occurs naturally in areas with sea floor geologic deposits...
My turn: Sound science favors water fluoridation Science-based evidence indicates that optimal water fluoridation is safe and is effective in preventing dental decay and adverse oral health. Erroneous and misconstrued pseudoscience taken out of context will not provide the information...
My Turn: A physician calls for fluoridation

...etc., has prevented anemia; as iodide added to salt has prevented goiter, fluoride in water supply has prevented dental decay. Fluoride is a chemical that is allied to others, halogens, in its chemical group: iodides, bromides, chlorides...
Fluoridating water is well-intentioned, but there's a better way

...fix unhealthy eating habits. Sound off on the important issues at Eating fresh, whole, unprocessed foods eliminates dental decay. Brushing and flossing protects our teeth from the damage of processed foods. Like other scientific applications...
City: Fluoride was cut off to clean effluent

...accept Denali KidCare - a form of Medicaid insurance for dental care, Dressel said. If Juneau sees increased amounts of dental decay, the two providers may not be able to handle the increased loads, she said. "It's a huge issue because kids need...
My Turn: Fluoridation is key to promoting oral health

...evidence-based practices for reduction in dental decay. Small amounts of fluoride occur...discovery of fluoride in water reducing dental decay was originally based on studies...fluoridation has been used to reduce dental decay for more than 50 years. The safety...
City wants to study fluoride public drinking water. Water fluoridation reduces dental decay in children, adults and the elderly, according to...Early studies of water fluoridation found reductions in dental decay as much as 60 percent in baby teeth and 35 percent in...
Alaska gets high marks for dental prevention programs

...loss, he said. "It doesn't completely offset water fluoridation, but it is another targeted approach in reducing dental decay in children," he said. ? Contact reporter Pat Forgey at 523-2250 or at
Alaska's efforts on rural dental care paying off

...seen. The RTI evaluation surveyed 405 Alaska Natives, and found that more than half of all children have untreated dental decay, as do 60 percent of adolescents and 77 percent of adults. About 25 percent of the dentist positions in tribal health...


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