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Improving dental health by adjusting the level of fluoride in water supplies

Improving dental health by adjusting the level of fluoride in water supplies

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Published by [The Northern Ireland Health Boards] in [Belfast] .
Written in English


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StatementEastern Health and Social Services Board... [et al.].
ContributionsEastern Health and Social Services Board, Northern Ireland.
The Physical Object
Pagination12p. :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18993078M

Fluoride in Water is Safe and It Works. More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that: an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective. plus, it prevents tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride's cavity protection (video. population. Adjustment of the fluoride level of the water supply can easily prevent this disease, which is a major public-health problem. No other disease can be controlled so effortlessly and so economically. Fluoridation is safe, economical, and practical. How It Works Fluoride occurs naturally in all water supplies, but often not at levels.

  The recommended level of fluoride in U.S. drinking water supplies should be lowered to prevent dental problems, according to a joint announcement today by officials from the Department of Health. Fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health over a lifetime. The American Dental Association (ADA) has a downloadable Fluoridation Facts that provides further information on fluoride. Please visit our Water Blog which also has an article about fluoridation this month.

Community water fluoridation is the controlled adjustment of fluoride in a public water supply to help prevent tooth decay (i.e., dental caries or cavities) in the community. Fluoride prevents tooth decay by preventing demineralization and enhancing remineralization of tooth enamel. Usually it is not enough to prevent tooth decay. The amount in many drinking water supplies is changed to a level to help reduce tooth decay and promote good oral health. Thousands of studies have shown that water fluoridation is safe. It is effective and the best way to improve oral health in a community.


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Improving dental health by adjusting the level of fluoride in water supplies Download PDF EPUB FB2

Optimal levels of luoride in their water supplies. However, most are not. Adjusting the luoride to an optimal level in the water supplies of these communities can help prevent tooth decay.

Thousands of communities worldwide have reduced rates of tooth decay and improved oral health among their residents through water luoridation. Studies have shown that water luoridation. Water fluoridation involves adjusting the fluoride content in drinking water to the optimum level.

The United States Public Health Service recommends a concentration from to mg/L or parts per million (ppm). The value of fluoride has been shown to benefit all people of all ages, and the use of fluoride in dental care is now an accepted practice.

In the. Fluoridation of community water supplies is simply the adjustment of the existing, naturally occurring fluoride in drinking water to an optimal level for the prevention of tooth decay. Think of it this way: Water that has been fortified with fluoride is similar to fortifying milk with Vitamin D, table salt with iodine, and bread and cereals with folic acid.

Fluoridation of community water supplies is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay and to improve oral health for a lifetime.

Another reason to be concerned about intake of fluoridated water is that people are drinking more bottled water, which contains minimal amounts of fluoride. Water companies adjust the level of fluoride to 1mg of fluoride per litre of water, the level found to reduce tooth decay.

This is carefully controlled and monitored. Water fluoridation has the. Fluoridation by Public Water Systems Is My Water Supply Fluoridated. If you are served by a water system listed below, the water you receive contains fluoride in the optimal amount needed to improve oral health and reduce dental caries (cavities).

Your health care provider may ask you about the level of fluoride in your water. Water Fluoridation. Water fluoridation is the process of monitoring and adjusting the fluoride level in drinking water to achieve the optimal level of mg/L or ppm for dental health.

1 Some communities have naturally-occurring fluoride in their water supplies at levels that help prevent cavities. Other communities adjust their fluoride levels to achieve the optimal level for dental health. Louisiana’s Community Water Fluoridation Program was established to improve the oral health, and therefore the general health, of the people of Louisiana.

Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) is the adjusting of naturally occurring fluoride in public drinking water to the optimal level that offers maximum protection against tooth decay.

Copiously documented and cogently written, this book provides readers with sufficient evidence to decide for themselves whether the reputed dental benefits derived from fluoridation of water supplies are worth the serious risks and consequences involved.”Fluoridation: The Great Dilemma is without a doubt the most complete and authentic work on the highly emotional subject of fluoride and its use.

mg/L. After adjusting for the risk factors of age, sex, Quetelet index (weight in kg/height in m2), smoking status and sporting activity, the study found the suggestion of a deleterious effect of fluoride in drinking water on the risk of hip fractures, even at moderate levels of fluoride.

Many reports have been published throughout the world about fluoride. After many years, the scientific conclusion is that fluoride toothpaste and correctly fluoridated water, salt and milk are of great benefit to dental health, help to reduce decay, and cause no harmful side effects to general health.

During the early 20thcentury, lower levels of dental caries were found to be associated with certain fluoride levels in drinking water.

This observation led ultimately to water fluoridation schemes. The Impact of Fluoride in Water Water fluoridation is almost universally supported by health organizations because its impact has been staggeringly positive.

According to the American Dental Association, studies indicate that water fluoridation reduces cavities in adults and children by 25 percent. Fluoride can be toxic, there is no doubt about it. As the opponents of water fluoridation constantly remind us, it has indeed been used to poison rats.

This, however, has no bearing on whether or not we should add fluoride to drinking water to improve dental health. Toxicity is always a question of dose. Through this final recommendation, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) updates and replaces its Drinking Water Standards related to community water fluoridation—the controlled addition of a fluoride compound to a community water supply to achieve a concentration optimal for dental caries prevention.

1 For these community water systems that add fluoride, PHS now recommends an optimal fluoride concentration. And with fluoride, after adjusting fluoride levels in municipal water supplies throughout the U.S.

and in many places world wide for over sixty years, after adding fluoride to toothpastes and mouthwashes, and giving fluoride treatments to patients in our offices, the only nefarious result we have obtained is the significant reduction of dental decay with its concomitant savings of billions of health care dollars.

Water fluoridation. Water fluoridation is the process of adjusting the natural level of fluoride in the water supply to between ppm and ppm. This is the optimal amount that provides protection against tooth decay, and is recommended by the World Health Organization.

The current level of fluoride found in untreated water supplies in New. Over 8, communities are currently adjusting the fluoride in their community's water to a level that can protect the oral health of their citizens.

Over million people, or 67 percent of the United States population served by public water supplies, drink water with optimal fluoride levels for preventing decay. Adding fluoride to water should be considered by more councils in England to improve dental health, a government advisory body has said.

Public Health England (PHE) said research in parts of the. Goal: The aim of this study is to determine the effects of improving the health status of teeth after six months treatment with the use of topical fluoridation % NaF, and the level and quality of the impact of treatment with chemical % NaF on the dental health of children at age from 8 to 15 years, in relation to gender and chronological : Eida Medjedovic, Senad Medjedovic, Dervis Deljo, Aziz Sukalo.

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral present in all water. Community water fluoridation is the adjustment of the natural fluoride level in public water systems to an optimal level to prevent tooth decay in children and adults.

In Wisconsin, the optimal level for fluoridated systems is parts per million (ppm) of fluoride.Water fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level that helps protect teeth against tooth decay, resulting in fewer cavities.

Tooth decay occurs when acid destroys the outer surface (enamel) of the tooth. Fluoride can limit the amount of acid produced and can also repair damage before it becomes permanent.Community water fluoridation adjusts the natural levels of fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.

Municipal community water systems in Minnesota must adjust fluoride in their water to maintain a fluoride concentration between and milligrams per liter (mg/L). One mg/L is the same as one part per million.

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