- Fluoridation: A Failed Tooth Decay Preventive, Federal Data Shows
- Cavity Rates Unchanged
- Dental Fluorosis Up 600%
- Safety Still Doubted
- Is Organized Dentistry, Compared to ISIS and the NRA, to Blame?
- Dental Therapists, Not Fluoridation, Reduces Oral Health Disparities
- Politics, Not Science, Keeps Fluoridation Afloat
After 72 years of fluoridation, reaching 2/3 of Americans, promising to substantially reduce tooth decay, especially in poor children, the American Journal of Public Health (2017) reports “Despite significant financial, training, and program investments, US children’s caries experience and inequities continued to increase over the last 20 years.”
"the ADA will need to increase efforts in communities not only where fluoridation is challenged but increase efforts to assist members in identifying and initiating fluoridation efforts in those communities where fluoridation might be successfully implemented." (This link has been removed from public view after this was published.)
80% of dentists refuse government-sponsored dental insurance (i.e. Medicaid and CHIP) They prefer to treat the water of but not the teeth of low-income folks. Fluoridation gives the illusion that organized dentistry cares about the poor folks who aren't welcomed in their dental chairs.
Legislators are often intimidated by fluoridation-promoting dentists who threaten to unseat them if they vote against fluoridation as happened in Pinellas County, Florida. Too many legislators prefer to keep their jobs than protect their constituents.
Organized dentistry is possibly protecting its political viability by supporting fluoridation. But are the American people protected? Researchers report fluoridation safety doubts persist
Some say to follow the money. In fact, organized dentistry misinformed and manipulated California legislators to mandate fluoridation in 1995 . And they continue to thwart perceived threats to their lucrative monopoly as occurred when the Massachusetts' Governor attempted to legalize Dental Therapists in the state but was dropped due to strong opposition by dentists.
In July 2017, a California newspaper reports the "Dental lobby prevails again in Legislature," by blocking legislation intending to save children's lives.
-- more children and adults received preventive care
-- Fewer adults ages 18 and older had tooth extractions
Despite growing evidence that fluoridation is a failed concept, the American Dental Association and its constituent groups are aggressively pursing increased fluoridation throughout the nation without discerning or caring that our children are already fluoride overdosed.. Are they serving the public or the political viability of organized dentistry?