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Fluoride

The effect of fluoride in oral healthcare products and fluoridation of drinking water have been a matter of controversial debate among experts.

Water fluoridation receives generous funding in NZ budget Jun 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Water fluoridation receives generous funding in NZ budget

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The dental well-being of New Zealand’s population has just been given a boost. Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced that the federal government’s 2017 budget will commit NZ$12 million (US$8.66 million) over the next four years to help build the infrastructure needed to fluoridate drinking water.

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Study finds increase in caries rates after fluoridation cessation Mar 15, 2016 | News Americas

Study finds increase in caries rates after fluoridation cessation

CALGARY & EDMONTON, Canada: Community water fluoridation is a matter of debate around the globe. While it is used widely in North America, many European ...

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US to lower fluoride in drinking water after 50 years Apr 29, 2015 | News Americas

US to lower fluoride in drinking water after 50 years

WASHINGTON, USA: U.S. health authorities have updated their guidelines for fluoride in drinking water and now recommend an optimal fluoride concentration ...

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Study finds link between water fluoridation and good oral health in older people Apr 14, 2015 | News Europe

Study finds link between water fluoridation and good oral health in older people

DUBLIN, Ireland: A new study by researchers from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) and the School of Dental Science at the Trinity College ...

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Water fluoridation may increase ADHD risk in children Apr 7, 2015 | News Americas

Water fluoridation may increase ADHD risk in children

TORONTO, Canada: For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that fluoridated water could be an environmental risk factor for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of children today. In a nationwide study, they found that the prevalence of ADHD increased with wider exposure to fluoridated water in the U.S.

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Israel stops fluoridation of drinking water Sep 4, 2014 | News Europe

Israel stops fluoridation of drinking water

JERUSALEM: Israel’s Minister of Health, Yael German, has initiated the discontinuation of fluoridating drinking water. Despite criticism from other politicians and a number of health groups, German decided to follow the example of many other countries and end the practice.

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India targets fluorosis problem with new identification system Jun 4, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

India targets fluorosis problem with new identification system

NEW DEHLI, India: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in New Dehli said that it has tested a new and simpler system that could help to identify dental fluorosis in the population. The tool is based on photographic information from patients with the conditions gathered from several districts in India, and can be used by health workers without prior knowledge in dentistry.

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Fluoride toothpaste recommended at child’s first tooth May 21, 2014 | News USA

Fluoride toothpaste recommended at child’s first tooth

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: To fight cavities in children, the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs is updating its guidance to caregivers ...

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New rapid test establishes fluoride level in drinking water Apr 24, 2014 | News Europe

New rapid test establishes fluoride level in drinking water

BERLIN, Germany: Fluoridated drinking water is not monitored everywhere; thus, children in particular can ingest too much fluoride. For this reason, the ...

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Unlabeled fluoride in infant foods could increase risk of fluorosis Mar 28, 2014 | News Americas

Unlabeled fluoride in infant foods could increase risk of fluorosis

NEW YORK, USA: The New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF), an organization of physicians, dentists and other professionals that aims to inform the public about the possible harmful effects of fluoride, has warned that hidden fluoride in food could cause fluorosis in children's teeth. An assessment of the fluoride content of commercially available foods for infants found detectable amounts of fluoride in all the foods.

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Fluoridation could save UK health system millions Mar 18, 2014 | News Europe

Fluoridation could save UK health system millions

REDDITCH, UK: Artificial fluoridation of drinking water has been controversial as a public health measure worldwide. Now, the British Dental Association (BDA) has highlighted the benefits for oral health after a new study found that an extension of water fluoridation to areas with high levels of tooth decay could save the National Health Service (NHS) in England about £4 million (€4.8 million) annually on hospital admissions for tooth extractions.

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Study to investigate effects of fluoride on child development Jul 10, 2013 | News Asia Pacific

Study to investigate effects of fluoride on child development

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: As reported by the Otago Daily Times, a Dunedin-based newspaper, researchers from the University of Otago will be using the health data of New Zealand preschoolers to establish whether fluoride impedes child development. The first results are expected to be released within nine months, the newspaper stated on Monday.

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Fluoride reduces bacterial adhesion to teeth May 1, 2013 | News Europe

Fluoride reduces bacterial adhesion to teeth

SAARBRÜCKEN, Germany: The effect of fluoride in toothpaste has been a matter of controversial debate among experts. Now, researchers from Germany have ...

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Indian herb may provide new way to de-fluoridate drinking water Mar 25, 2013 | News Asia Pacific

Indian herb may provide new way to de-fluoridate drinking water

CHENNAI, India: Researchers from India have developed a new filter system that uses a medicinal herb to remove fluoride from drinking water quickly and ...

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