Flouride Facts from new research
New Research on the Effects of Flouride on the adult population
A thorough research study on the effects of Flouride on the adult population has recently been completed by the University of Adelaide. Its findings conclusively support that flouridation of water improves not only the dental health of the population but in fact the overall health of the adult population and reduces the cost of health care to the community substantially.
‘Effects of Fluoridated Drinking Water on Dental Caries in Australian Adults’ has been published in the Journal of Dental Research and shows that Australian adults with a >75% lifetime exposure to water fluoridation have significantly reduced caries experience when compared with those with a <25% lifetime exposure. This reduction has occurred in adult Australians born in both the pre- and post-fluoridation generation. The significance of this is that the introduction of water fluoridation to a community will benefit all residents, not only those who grow up drinking fluoridated water (but also those who have only been recently exposed to flouride in the drinking water).
The Australian Dental Association has provided information on this study and contact details for those wishing to obtain the full study can be found at the following link: