Dental Caries Interview

Environmental and Policy Changes vs. Changing Individual’s Behavior

Dr. Scott Tomar of the University of Florida College of Dentistry discusses the effectiveness of community water fluoridation in providing access to dental health and saving money. Transcript One of the principles of public health is we want to create a situation where the default behavior is conducive to preventing disease and promoting health. And water […]

Commentary Neurodevelopmental Disorders

NTP study does not support fluoride as a neurotoxin

Publication reviewed: An Evaluation of Neurotoxicity Following Fluoride Exposure from Gestational Through Adult Ages in Long-Evans Hooded Rats McPherson CA, Zhang G, Gilliam R et al. — Neurotoxicity Research. 2018 February 5. Epub ahead of print Background on fluoride as a neurotoxin review: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a systematic review, the Effects of Fluoride […]

Appraisal Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Appraisal of prenatal fluoride IQ study

Publication reviewed: Prenatal fluoride exposure and cognitive outcomes in children at 4 and 6-12 years of age in Mexico Morteza Bashash, Deena Thomas, Howard Hu et al. — Environmental Health Perspectives WHAT THE RESEARCH FOUND The authors analyzed data from the Early Life Exposures in Mexico to Environmental Toxicants (ELEMENT) project to examine if prenatal […]

Appraisal Endocrine Disorders

Fluoride thyroid exposure study indicates no association

Publication reviewed: Fluoride exposure and indicators of thyroid functioning in the Canadian population: implications for community water fluoridation Barberio AM, Hosein FS, Quiñonez C, McLaren L — Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health The Fluoride Science editorial board appraised a key fluoride thyroid research study finding no association between fluoride and hypothyroidism indicators in Canada. […]

Commentary Endocrine Disorders

Fluoride and diabetes study is a muddle of models

Publication reviewed: Community water fluoridation predicts increase in age-adjusted and prevalence of diabetes in 22 states from 2005 and 2010 Fluegge K.  – Journal of Water and Health. 2016;14(5):864-77 A Muddle of Models OVERVIEW The paper about fluoride and diabetes by Fluegge (J Water and Health 2016) examined county level estimates of diabetes prevalence and incidence […]

Dental Caries Interview

Community Water Fluoridation & Caries Prevention in Adults

Dr. Gary Slade of UNC School of Dentistry describes his study on the effects of fluoridation on dental caries in Australian adults and discusses implications for the U.S. population and cost-benefit calculations of community water fluoridation. Transcript I’m Gary Slade. I’m a professor in the School of Dentistry at University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

Dental Caries Review

Fluoride mechanism of action

A review of the mechanism of anti-caries action of fluoride Summary of fluoride mechanism of action: Evidence supports a conclusion that the effects of pre- and post-eruptive fluoride complement each other. Over the lifespan, fluoride inhibits the caries process primarily through its post-eruptive effect on demineralization and remineralizaton. While the attribution of caries resistant teeth […]

Bone Cancer Interview

Osteosarcoma & Fluoridation: Is There a Connection?

Dr. Hayes discusses what her study and previous studies say about the linkage in question. Transcript In science, we’re trying to determine what is, what is the truth. What is the real relationship between fluoride and osteosarcoma? There was a question raised in the early 90s from an animal study and what they found was […]

Interview Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Fluoride & Neurotoxicity

Dr. Gary Whitford of the Georgia Health Sciences University discusses findings on fluoride’s effects on learning and memory. Transcript There is no reason to think that there’s any effect of typical fluoride exposure that we have here in the United States on neurological development, including the ability to learn or remember well.  We performed a […]

Infant Formula Interview

Fluoridated Water for Babies

Infant formula and fluoridated water – an explanation of fluoridated water for babies from Dr. Gary M. Whitford, Georgia Health Sciences University. Transcript of fluoridated water for babies interview There’s no mystery about fluoride working as an anti-decay agent. It’s an amazing agent and it saved billions upon billions upon billions of dollars in dental […]