scoop.co.nz 21 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

Very Good Fluoridation Political Call, Dr Verrall

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When working for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists I would often come across despair and frustration from specialists discussing gut-wrenching cases of poor tooth decay.It also interferes with the growth of cavity-causing bacteria and helps repair the early stages of tooth decay.But there is not enough fluoride in water and food to help prevent tooth decay.All of us on reticulated supply drink fluoridated water but not all at a level to address tooth decay.

The most recent New Zealand oral health study, conducted in 2009, revealed that there was 40% less tooth decay among children and adolescents where water was fluoridated compared with those where it wasn’t.Fluoridation isn’t a magic bullet for preventing tooth decay.

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