The effective use of fluorides in public health.

  title={The effective use of fluorides in public health.},
  author={Sheila A Jones and Brian A. Burt and Poul Erik Petersen and Michael A Lennon},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={83 9},
Dental caries remain a public health problem for many developing countries and for underprivileged populations in developed countries. This paper outlines the historical development of public health approaches to the use of fluoride and comments on their effectiveness. Early research and development was concerned with waterborne fluorides, both naturally occurring and added, and their effects on the prevalence and incidence of dental caries and dental fluorosis. In the latter half of the 20th… CONTINUE READING