Fluoridation at our three drinking water treatment plants would be the most cost-effective means of providing this proven health benefit to Santa Clara Valley.
Tooth enamel and the material underneath are made mostly of two common minerals--calcium and phosphate.
In addition, the bibliographies of all reviewed articles were used to identify any further literature. The following considerations are drawn from studies included in the evidence review, the broader literature, and expert opinion.
Search Strategy OHG Trials Register via Cochrane Register of Studies (Searched 8/21/12) ZETOC Conference Proceedings (Whole Database) fluoride AND water AND caries fluoridation AND water AND caries fluoride AND water AND carious fluoridation AND water AND carious fluoride AND water AND dental fluoridation AND water AND dental fluoride AND water AND tooth fluoridation AND water AND tooth fluoride AND water AND teeth fluoridation AND water AND teeth Web of Science Conference Proceedings (1990 to November 2, 2012) Proquest (To November 5, 2012) ab(water*) AND ab(caries OR carious OR dental OR tooth OR teeth OR plaque) Economic Review The search for economic evidence included the following bibliographic databases: Pub Med, Centres for Reviews and Dissemination – University of York (CRD-YORK), Econ Lit (EBSCOhost), Embase (OVID), ERIC (Pro Quest), Social Sciences Citation Index SSCI (Web of Science), and World Cat. Engineering and administrative recommendations for water fluoridation, 1995. Mc Donagh M, Whiting P, Bradley M, Cooper J, Sutton A, Chestnutt I, Misso K, Wilson P, Treasure E, Kleinjen J. National Health Service Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. The Community Guide does not conduct systematic reviews of implementation considerations.
Prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis among 13- to 15-year-old school children of an area known for endemic fluorosis: Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh. Tabari ED, Ellwood R, Rugg-Gunn AJ, Evans DJ, Davies RM.
Dental fluorosis in permanent incisor teeth in relation to water fluoridation, social deprivation and toothpaste use in infancy. Whelton H, Crowley E, O'Mullane D, Donaldson M, Kelleher V, Cronin M.
[3,4] Along with the CDC and the ADA, the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health, the National Parents-Teachers Association, and the World Health Organization support drinking water fluoridation.
A blind caries and fluorosis prevalence study of school-children in naturally fluoridated and nonfluoridated townships of Morayshire, Scotland. Sudhir KM, Prashant GM, Subba Reddy VV, Mohandas U, Chandu GN.Community water fluoridation is supported by most major national and international health service organizations.Supporters include: the American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, U. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.Implementation of fluoridation was completed in December 2016 for eastern Santa Clara County, and is expected to be completed in 2020 for western Santa Clara County. Comments or questions directed to Santa Clara Valley Water District can be submitted through our Access Valley Water system.Residents who have other dental or health related questions or concerns about fluoride should call 1 (844) 435-8420. Fluoride is the electrically charged atom (or "ion") that makes up the naturally occurring element fluorine.