Fluoride in our Public Water
Chances are, if you are hooked up to a public water supply, you are drinking water that contains Fluoride. This mineral occurs naturally in soil, water and air but “usually, the fluoride level in water is not enough to prevent tooth decay; however, some groundwater and natural springs can have naturally high levels of fluoride” (CDC, p.1)
The CDC listed the Fluoridation of community water as 1 of the top 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century because of the steep decline of tooth decay over the past 70 years across America (CDC, p.1, 2018).
How Fluoridation began
Research began back in 1901 when a Dentist, Dr. Frederick McKay, in Colorado Springs noticed unusual brown stains on the teeth of his patients. After years of investigating, McKay concluded that an agent in the water supply was the culprit of what was known as “Colorado brown stain”.
When a well was dug in Bauxite, Arkansas in 1909 as a local water supply, Dr F. L Robertson, another dentist, noticed mottled enamel among the children in the area. After beliefs arose that something in the water once again was responsible for mottled enamel, the local officials ordered termination of water supply from the well in 1927. In 1930, H. V. Churchill, a chemist with Aluminum Company of America that had mines in this town, discovered high concentrations (13.7 ppm) of Fluoride in the water of the abandoned well.
With these new findings came the establishment of the Dental Hygiene Unit at the National Institute of Health in 1931. Dr. H Trendley Dean, head researcher, had the responsibility to investigate the connection between Fluoride and the mottled enamel of populations for much of the united states. Dean coined the term “Fluorosis” to replace “mottled enamel” and created a severity index to help classify conditions throughout his research.
The Final Conclusion
“Caries [cavities] among children was lower in cities with more fluoride in their community water supplies; at concentrations greater than 1.0 ppm, this association began to level off. At 1.0 ppm, the prevalence of dental fluorosis was low and mostly very mild.” (CDC, p.1)
This means that the dental issues such as Fluorosis were less common and less severe in areas with fluoridated water, but only around 1.0 ppm, a higher concentration of Fluoride can be harmful to the health of teeth and bones (skeletal fluorosis) as well as contribute to other health problems.
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Sources and further readings:
Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Fluoridation Of Drinking Water To Prevent Dental Caries
Statement on the Evidence Supporting the Safety and Effectiveness Of Community Water Fluoridation, 2018
Water Fluoridation Basics