Is Water Fluoridation Still Necessary?

@article{Kumar2008IsWF,
  title={Is Water Fluoridation Still Necessary?},
  author={J. Kumar},
  journal={Advances in Dental Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={12 - 8}
}
  • J. Kumar
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Advances in Dental Research
  • countries as an organized community effort to control dental caries. With the availability of fluorides targeted at individuals and the decline in dental caries, the need for fluoridation has been questioned. Recent reports show that water fluoridation, a communitylevel intervention, continues to be an efficient method for the delivery of fluoride in many countries. The advantages include its ability to deliver low levels of fluoride to saliva frequently, with high reach, at low cost, and with… CONTINUE READING
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