Ada Statement On The Effectiveness Of .munity Water Fluodiration-追踪309

Dental-Care The effectiveness of water fluoridation has been documented in scientific literature for well over 55 years. Even before the first .munity fluoridation program began in 1945, data from the 1930s and 1940s revealed 50-60% lower tooth decay rates in children consuming naturally occurring, optimally fluoridated water .pared to children consuming fluoride-deficient water. Since that time, numerous studies have been published making fluoridation one of the most widely studied public health measures in history. Studies prove water fluoridation continues to be effective in reducing tooth decay by 20-40%, even in an era with widespread availability of fluoride from other sources, such as fluoride toothpaste. In April 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proclaimed .munity water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. The list of achievements, which also includes vaccinations and control of infectious diseases, was developed to highlight significant contributions that impact the health and well being of the public. Additionally, in 2001, the CDC restated, .munity water fluoridation is a safe, effective and inexpensive way to prevent dental caries. The CDC not only re.mended continuation of fluoridation but also called for its adoption in additional U.S. .munities. In August 2002, the U.S. Task Force on .munity Preventive Services concluded that the evidence for the effectiveness of fluoridation is strong based on the number and quality of studies that have been done, the magnitude of observed benefits and the consistency of the findings. The Task Force issued a strong re.mendation that water fluoridation be included as part of a .prehensive population-based strategy to prevent or control tooth decay in .munities. The American Dental Association (ADA) continues to endorse fluoridation of .munity water supplies as safe and effective for preventing tooth decay. This support has been the Associations position since policy was first adopted in 1950. Based on data for 2000, approximately 162 million people (two-thirds of the population) in the United States are served by public water systems that are fluoridated. The ADA, along with state and local dental societies, continues to work with federal, state, and local agencies to increase the number of .munities benefiting from water fluoridation. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: