Fluoride

January 17, 2011--Filtered and bottled water consumption could increase tooth decay risk (Washington Post)

As Americans' consumption of bottled water has risen - it has doubled over the past decade - it is reducing the daily exposure Americans get to the mineral that helps prevent tooth decay. And while researchers have yet to do a comprehensive study of what impact this is having, especially on children, many dentists and pediatricians believe the issue deserves serious examination.


July 11, 2008--Community water fluoridation now reaches nearly 70 percent of U.S. population (Denver Post)

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents who get water from community water systems now receive fluoridated water, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The proportion of the U.S.


June 13, 2008--Fluoride goes in Erie water this fall (Longmont Daily Times Call)

Town residents could have fluoride in their water by October, according to Erie officials. In April, residents narrowly approved the controversial measure to fluoridate the town’s water supply — making it one of the last communities along the Front Range to adopt the policy. 


March 20, 2007--Tap water in formula may affect baby teeth (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)

Health officials are recommending that parents who feed formula to their babies consider using bottled water--rater than tap--when mixing it to prevent a dental condition that causes subtle white marks on developing adult teeth.