Controversies in Science/Water fluoridation/A Critique of Water Fluoridation
(Review Paper) Cited in Controversies in Science/Water fluoridation/A Critique of Water Fluoridation
Points Made[edit | edit source]
When fluoride is added to drinking water, there is a reduction in the chance of the population getting cavities by 5-64%.
Methods[edit | edit source]
1380 children participated in a questionnaire, they also had their clinical data recorded over an 11-month period.
Results[edit | edit source]
59 publications were used to come to the conclusion that water fluoridation is effective at reducing caries in children and adults. Water fluoridation reduces caries in all types of social classes as well.
References[edit | edit source]
- Burt, B., A., Keels, B., A., & Heller, K., E. (2000). The effects of a break in water fluoridation on the development of dental caries and fluorosis. Journal of Dental Research.(761-769)