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Embarrassing knock-back of second draft review of possible cognitive health effects of fluoride

This is rather embarrassing for a US group attempting to get the science right about possible toxic effects of fluoride. It’s also embarrassing for the anti-fluoride activists who have “jumped the gun” and been citing the group’s draft review as … Continue reading

Preempting the annual misrepresentation of NZ dental health data by anti-fluoride activists

The latest NZ school dental service data again confirms that community water fluoridation is effective.  The data show benefits of up to about 30% improvement in oral health. But, anti-fluoride activists will, once again,  reject this evidence and instead cherry-pick … Continue reading

Anti-fluoride “expert” finds the real reason oral health has improved – and it’s not fluoride

No, in fact, he claims lead is responsible for tooth decay and the improvement in oral health is a result of removing airborne lead contamination. And the “proof” is even in the title of his report – “Global Decline in … Continue reading

Endemic fluorosis and its health effects

  The public debate in New Zealand might convince the casual reader that all the science related to fluoride revolves around tooth decay and IQ. But that is certainly not the case on a world scale. The World Health Organisation gives … Continue reading

What’s with the anti-fluoridationist promotion of dental health programmes?

“Healthy Teeth, Happy Smile” leaflet promoting dental health programme in Leicester, UK Anti-fluoride campaigners often promote dental health programmes which they argue are alternatives to community water fluoridation. But seem not to understand that these programmes usually include fluoride dental treatments. It’s probably … Continue reading

Anti-fluoridationists commonly misrepresent Ministry of Health data

Anti-fluoride activists tell porkies about the Ministry of Health’s data on child dental health. They cherry-pick the data to make it appear that community water fluoridation is ineffective. And when challenged to discuss the issue they run away. I am … Continue reading

Fluoridation: Making sense of the Ministry of Health data

Image credit: Built in Colorado Every year local anti-fluoride activists eagerly await release of the latest Ministry of Health (MoH) data on the oral health of New Zealand School children. These data are a mine of examples which can be cherry-picked … Continue reading

Fluoridation: New scientific review of fluoride and oral health

Want to get up to date on  research about community water fluoridation (CWF) and the effects of fluoride in dental health in general? Have a read of this new review. It’s published in a special issue of  Community Dental Health devoted … Continue reading

Fluoridation: members of parliament call from submissions from scientific and health experts

The new community water fluoridation legislation is now on the way in the New Zealand parliament. The Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill was introduced on Tuesday and the parliamentary health committee has invited submissions. It’s worth watching the videos of the … Continue reading

Dental health – it’s not all about fluoride

Fluoride is not the only factor in oral health. But it is generally the only element in drinking water considered for its effect on our teeth. Drinking water fluoride benefits existing teeth by chemically reacting with the tooth surface. Involvement of fluoride … Continue reading