Fluoride exposure in infancy linked to lower nonverbal IQ December 2, 2019 -- Another study has linked early fluoride exposure to lower IQ scores later in life. Researchers from the U.S. and Canada found fluoride intake from reconstituted infant formula was linked to significantly decreased nonverbal IQ scores in preschool-aged children. Discuss
ADA opposes agency's proposed fluoride hazard rating November 25, 2019 -- The ADA supports community water fluoridation and believes it is a safe way to prevent caries, despite a recent draft monograph from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program that suggests fluoride is a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans.
Lifelong exposure to fluoride reduces caries in kids November 8, 2019 -- PHILADELPHIA - Lifetime exposure to community water fluoridation is effective in reducing dental caries in the permanent teeth of teens and tweens, according to studying findings presented at the American Public Health Association 2019 annual meeting. Discuss
Second Opinion: A look at the recent fluoride and IQ study August 27, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Johnny Johnson Jr., president of the American Fluoridation Society, looks at a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics about fluoride and IQ. Dr. Johnson addresses the study's drawbacks and calls for robust research on fluoride and fluoridation. Discuss
Study questions whether fluoride can lower kids' IQ August 19, 2019 -- Prenatal fluoride exposure may have neurotoxic effects, according to a study published August 19 in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers found that children with greater prenatal fluoride exposure had lower IQ scores as preschoolers. Discuss
What factors predict root caries in your patients? July 16, 2019 -- Root caries is a multifactorial disease that can be prevented. So how can you identify patients who might be at risk? After reviewing almost 20 years of studies, researchers found that older patients who are tobacco users are among the most at risk. Discuss
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.