Controversies in Science/Water fluoridation/A critique of Effectiveness of water fluoridation
(Review Paper) Cited in Controversies in Science/Water fluoridation/A critique of Effectiveness of water fluoridation
Helps the development of baby teeth[edit | edit source]
A baby's developing teeth can benefit from a little fluoride. This mineral helps prevent tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel and making it resistant to acids and harmful bacteria. Fluoride for a babies teeth can be found in toothpaste and/or water.
Methods[edit | edit source]
 Populations were observed in areas with both ideal and low levels of water fluoridation.
Results[edit | edit source]
 Results of recent studies have shown that 3.5 to 5 year olds living in poorly flouridated areas had 30% more cases of cavities.
References[edit | edit source]
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1.0 1.1 1.2 Newbrun, E. (1989) Effectiveness of water fluoridation. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 49 (5), 279-289