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Can't let the day go by.
#OTD in 1945, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city anywhere to fluoridate its citizens using their water, in order to prevent tooth decay.…
Remembering the hoopla (small h) two years ago. Still think that there is a warehouse somewhere that is full of "75 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - WATER #FLUORIDATION" tchotchkes that never got deployed...
Two years ago: -|- "The American Dental Association credited water fluoridation with reducing tooth decay by 50-60% in the U.S. since its introduction, especially in children."
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The infamous Dr Stare.
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This ought to be fun. Sign up, #Calgary. Over 75 years of adding bio-available #fluorine to our diet & watershed in the #USA, and our teeth are in terrible shape.…
The facts are plain and simple. #Fluoridation does not prevent tooth decay. #yyccc #yycvote #yycfluoride #fluoridefacts #ableg
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<groan> The poor kids. Time for #prevention yet? Please? -|- "Sixty teeth removed from five children under five"…
"Appointments at Oral Health Tasmania are free for under 18s and $45 for adults with a healthcare card or pensioner concession card.

As of July, there were 17,838 people waiting for an appointment and last financial year the average wait-time was two years."
"They're choosing whether to eat or pay bills, or whether to maintain rental accommodation or take their kids to sport. They can't do all of it on their income that they have."
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Q: "What is astroturfing?"
Weary attempts at maintaining a failed experiment, to save money, save face and to preclude any lawsuits for #dental enamel #fluorosis. Do not be #StampededCity, #Calgary. #SaveTheBees #NoToFluoridation #yycfluoride #yyccc #FluorideFacts #yycvote #yyccc
Promoting the science of #fluoridation, by trying to hide opposing viewpoints. That should be all it takes to #VoteNoToFluoridation, #Calgary. #Pathetic.
Seems an epidemiologist is not welcome in the #StannousFoilHat circle, eh?
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Can't seem to put a finger on why...
"The highest hip fracture rates are seen in North Europe and the US and lowest in Latin America and Africa."…
"There was a small statistically significant positive association between fracture rates and #fluoridation."…
"In this cohort of postmenopausal women, the risk of fractures was increased in association with two separate indicators of fluoride exposure."
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Guess what?
It is "International #Fluoride Experts Day! See the cognitive dissonance in two sentences! -|-
"#Fluoride research has great significance to public health in many nations. Dental decay is the
most common chronic disease of childhood."
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Them that can, do.
Them that can't whinge. Image
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Lies people tell about #Water
Part: 1

"We can find charlatans peddling #snakeoil in a wide variety of spheres, but there are quite a lot of lies that are told specifically about water. It's such a ubiquitous substance, everywhere around us, and inside of us,
and since we need it to survive,it's fertile grounds for #pseudoscience. What kinds of lies do people tell about water?There are many colorful examples we will cover,but this first part will focus on the main #conspiracy surrounding water & that is the fluoridation of tap water.
From government mind control to neurotoxic effects, there is no shortage of #misinformation associated with this incredible achievement of modern society, so let's run through the most common talking points and see what they're all about, shall we?
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How about a #FlashbackFriday, also a #FluorideFriday #FluorideFact. Dr Dean did his level best to slow the bandwagon down, to no avail. A very specific, small population mentioned.
That paper is the cornerstone of the theory that adding #fluorine to our diet using our water prevents tooth decay.
The stone is probably fluorite...
Speaking of stone, and #fluoridation, and putting things on pedestals, DYK?
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Isn't most all research in support of #fluoridation predicated on raising the resistance to acid attack?
And, weren't most all studies showing that enamel with added fluorine is more resistant to acid attack?
All those studies were done in glass, not patients, right?
Then to be accurate, ground up, pulverized, dead tooth enamel with added fluorine is more resistant to acid attack. Got it.
There is many a slip between glass cup and lip.…
"The prevalence of the in vitro model sets up the possibility of erroneous claims when the in vitro model is inadequately applied to in vivo contexts."
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There is one thing that the #StannousFoilHat wearing types could do, that might enhance their case in promoting the addition of #fluorine to our diet using our water.
First, stop spending all that time & money in harm denial & "Tain't neither!" science. Second, start presenting evidence of how successful the practice of adding #fluorides to our diet has been. Third, assuming that all #Dentists approve of #fluoridation, take a survey of them.
Not of their opinions on the subject, but of their teeth. That would show the World that drinking #fluorine, smearing it on our teeth and swishing minty fresh all the time makes perfect, healthy, cavity free teeth.
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Sorry state of affairs. -|- "Like so many of England’s children today, most if not all will need extracting because of extensive decay. The prospect for the second teeth is not good."
Mustn't be so hard on themselves, 'disgrace' is bit much. After all, this is representative of the facts, such as they are. -|- "This is in spite of the fact that dental decay, or caries, is virtually entirely preventable. It makes the situation a disgrace to our modern society."
Even though the solution is known, the fact it is not being strongly advocated is bothersome. Neglectful even. -|- "The state of dentition there shocked me, especially the state of children’s dentition. It was not the deprivation that caused this; ..."
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Hydrofluoric acid. Bad stuff.…
"#Fluoride occurs in drinking water primarily as free fluoride. When ingested some fluorides combine with hydrogen ions to form hydrogen fluoride (HF), depending on the pH of the contents of the stomach (2.4% HF at pH 5; 96% HF at pH 2)."
"HF easily crosses the gastric epithelium, and is the major form in which fluoride is absorbed from the stomach"…
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What's that gang? You say it is #FluorideFriday? Why yes, yes it is! -|- "#Fluoride is highly effective at preventing caries and its use over the last 50 years has transformed dental health.”…
Ireland again. -|- "In 2002, a ‘north-south’ survey showed a substantial decline from 1984 in dental caries in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities in the Republic of Ireland, and in the non-fluoridated population of Northern Ireland."
"Reducing the underlying cause of disease through the restoration of normality, rather than adding a protective factor, is a more radical approach, and does not come with the risk of unwanted effects such as dental fluorosis.”
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Statement Submitted on Behalf of the American Medical Association by Dr George F Lull, Secretary and General Manager to the House Select Committee to Investigate Use of Chemicals With Special Reference to #Fluoridation of Drinking Water February 27 1952
Another difference between now and then. Concern with using supplements of #fluorine, in addition to #fluoridation, is today no longer a concern, or talked about much. And it is #ThrowBackThursday, #fumblethumbs
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For a #WaybackWednesday this week, we go back to 1953-ish and "An Analysis of the Delaney Committee Report on the Fluoridation of Drinking Water". In which proponents of #fluoridation give lots of reasons why ignoring new research is a good thing.…
For another #WaybackWednesday this week, we go back to 2019. In which proponents of #fluoridation give lots of reasons why ignoring new research is a good thing.…
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From the NTP monograph. #FluorideFriday facts. Judge Chen wouldn't let the folks who want to add bioavailable #fluorine to our diet talk about the "benefits" of #fluoridation. Because there are no facts to support such. The NTP knew that.
The biggest problem the #StannoudFoilHats have, is that since organized #Dentistry has been avoiding talking about the research of C. C. Bass, MD, the loud ones must not know that Dr Bass published his first paper on preventing the loss of teeth in 1943.
That paper traveled around the world many times and was adopted by the new field of #PreventiveDentistry everywhere it was read. The formal practice of personal oral hygiene started a couple of years before Grand Rapids decided to add #fluorine to the diet of their citizens.
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Putting "ideology ahead of science", in its purest form.…
In 2019, proponents of fluoride and fluoridation were broken hearted to see the National Toxicology Program (NTP) draft a monograph citing some of the same safety concerns they had been raising.
Citing NTP’s draft document, proponents of fluoridation declared that science was on their side.
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