Water Fluoridation Prevents Tooth Decay

The fluoridation of America's drinking water was among the great public health achievements of the twentieth century but there is a scarcity of studies from the last three decades investigating this effect until recently. A study published by the Journal of Dental Research, shows that U.S. children and adolescents with greater access to fluoridated drinking water were less likely to experience dental caries—as much as a 30% reduction in dental caries in the primary teeth, and a 12% reduction in dental caries experience in the permanent teeth. The benefit is most pronounced early in life, in the primary teeth of 2-8 year olds.

What do you do though if the local municipality doesn't fluoridate the water? Unfortunately for those of use living in Medford, this is the case and our water is not fluoridated. Not to worry, Abbett & Associates offers a remedy. We have available to our patients, especially our younger patients with primary teeth, sealants and fluoride treatments—great preventive measures to help protect the teeth.

Questions? Call us at 800-210-0630.

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