TLTP 028 – The Whole Tooth
Canine you believe it… It’s a dental-themed episode of The Last Tuesday Project!
In this month’s Last Tuesday podcast we finally answer the question that everyone’s been asking… are our minds being controlled by our drinking water? Shaun manages to get Hayley, Jane and Alex to do yet more work for his Masters’ by asking if we should be fluoridating our water supply. What appears to be a simple question turns into a rabbit hole which contains science, ethics and folic acid.
- Fluoride (NHS) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fluoride/
- Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Fluoridation of Drinking Water to Prevent Dental Caries (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4841a1.htm
- Fluoridated Water (cancer.gov) https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/myths/fluoridated-water-fact-sheet
- Two-fold excess of fluoride in the drinking water has no obvious health effects other than dental fluorosis (PubMed) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30262282
- Silver diamine fluoride versus therapeutic sealants for the arrest and prevention of dental caries in low-income minority children: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial (PubMed) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30257696
- Water-Related Diseases: Fluorosis (World Health Organization) http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/diseases-risks/diseases/fluorosis/en/
- Adding fluoride to water supplies (PMC) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2001050/
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