The mystery of declining tooth decay

@article{Diesendorf1986TheMO,
  title={The mystery of declining tooth decay},
  author={M. Diesendorf},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1986},
  volume={322},
  pages={125-129}
}
Large temporal reductions in tooth decay, which cannot be attributed to fluoridation, have been observed in both unfluoridated and fluoridated areas of at least eight developed countries over the past thirty years. It is now time for a scientific re-examination of the alleged enormous benefits of fluoridation. 
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