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fluoridate

(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.
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The study, published in the influential JAMA Pediatrics journal, analyzed data from 512 mother-child pairs across six Canadian cities, with about 40 percent living in communities supplied with fluoridated municipal water.
Estimates have indicated that fluoridated water supplies contribute to over 50% of the dose in diet, and that the ingestion of liquids is directly proportional to the ambient temperature.
But avoiding fluoridated tap water raises another public health concern; children are denied its protection from tooth decay.
The share of Texans who drink fluoridated water is higher than the national average - 72 percent - but the percentage has dropped several points in the past two years as some cities have ceased the practice, according to a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services, which runs the Texas Fluoridation Program.
Start using a toothbrush with the fluoridated toothpaste (check the label: the recommended amount of fluoride is 1,000 to 1, 500 ppm F).
As far as adults are concerned, Yorkshire and the Humber region, which has very little fluoridation, has around the same rate of obesity as the more extensively fluoridated North East.
In the north-western part of Libya, the main drinking water supply is the underground water which is naturally fluoridated.
Dr Phillips highlighted a 2014 survey of children's oral health across English local authorities which found that five-year-olds in fluoridated Birmingham have, on average, 34 per cent fewer teeth affected by decay than those in non-fluoridated Manchester; Public Health England said previous evidence overwhelmingly showed that fluoride in water was safe.
(8) As of 2009 approximately 85% of Australians had access to fluoridated water.
Pollick explained to readers how fluoridated water not only helps decrease tooth decay by 25 percent, it's also responsible for cutting down on dental costs since every $ 1 invested in water fluoridation saves communities $38 in dental treatment costs."
Dr Broadbent and colleagues compared IQs of Study members who grew up in Dunedin suburbs with and without fluoridated water.