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Flouridation May Not Do Much for Cavities

When it comes to fluoridating drinking water, Ontario and Quebec couldn’t be further apart. Ontario has the country’s highest rate of adding the tooth-enamel-strengthening chemical into municipal supplies, while Quebec has one of the lowest, with practically no one drinking fluoridated water. But surprisingly, the two provinces have very little difference in tooth-decay rates, a […]

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Rx for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States

Rx for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States Summary Widespread use of fluoride has been a major factor in the decline in the prevalence and severity of dental caries (i.e., tooth decay) in the United States and other economically developed countries. When used appropriately, fluoride is both safe and […]

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Strategies and approaches in oral disease prevention and health promotion

Strategies and approaches in oral disease prevention and health promotion Oral health within WHO strategic directions The latter part of the twentieth century saw a transformation in both general health and oral health unmatched in history. Yet, despite the remarkable achievements in recent decades, millions of people worldwide have been excluded from the benefits of […]

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The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme (ORH)

The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme (ORH) Noncommunicable chronic diseases, which continue to dominate in lower-middle and upper income countries, are becoming increasingly prevalent in many of the poorest developing countries. They create a double burden on top of the infectious diseases that continue to afflict these countries. The objectives of the […]

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