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(flo͝or′ĭ-dāt′, flôr′-)
tr.v. fluori·dated, fluori·dating, fluori·dates
To add a fluorine compound to (a drinking water supply, for example) for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.

fluor′i·da′tion (-dā′shən) n.

fluoridate (flôr´idāt),

v to add fluoride to a water supply.
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In Oregon, 52% of first, second and third graders in fluoridated areas had one or more cavities but only 48% in the non-fluoridated Oregon city of Portland.
David Hotchkiss, the assistant city attorney defending the lawsuit, said that if opponents don't want fluoridated water they don't have to drink it.
Malin and Till write "exposure to fluoridated water may contribute to ADHD via suppression of the thyroid gland.
According to the American Dental Association, fluoride prevents between 40 percent and 60 percent of cavities in children and adults who live in fluoridated communities.
An individual can have a lifetime of fluoridated water for less than the cost of one dental filling.
These data provide compelling evidence that lifelong exposure to fluoridated water does not increase the risk of hip fracture," Dr.
The judges placed great importance on whether the finalists lived in a fluoridated or non-fluoridated area.
In this study a team of researchers, led by Peggy Nasman, Karolinska Institute, Department of Dental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, investigated possible adverse health effects on bone tissue from drinking fluoridated water.
Studies have shown increased hip fractures and thyroid problems in fluoridated areas.
But if your children are only drinking bottled water or water via home water filters, then they may not be getting adequate amounts of fluoride to prevent tooth decay, even if your regular water supply is fluoridated.
Over time, people began seeking even greater protection by using fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses.