The latest information from State health department on Community Water Fluoridation

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Oral Health Unit, in collaboration with the Safe Drinking Water Program, administers the community water fluoridation program ensuring that the addition of fluoride is in accordance with the latest scientific, dental and health guidelines. Community water fluoridation is an evidence-based, cost-effective public health benefit. Over seventy years [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental|Comments Off on The latest information from State health department on Community Water Fluoridation

School District 9-R endorses keeping fluoride in water

Reposted from Durango Herald, Mar. 15 The Durango School District 9-R board waded into the fluoride debate Tuesday night, endorsing keeping the mineral in the city of Durango’s water. The issue will go to city voters as ordinance 1A. A “yes” vote in the April 4 election would mean the city would discontinue adding [...]

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Water fluoridation saves Americans over $6 billion in dental work

Reposted from CU ANSCHUTZ TODAY Americans enjoyed savings of $32 per capita in tooth decay prevention, according to a national assessment of fluoridation by Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) researchers published in Health Affairs.  Researchers found that in 2013 more than 211 million people had access to fluoridated water through community water systems serving [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental|Comments Off on Water fluoridation saves Americans over $6 billion in dental work

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

In the spirit of National Children’s Dental Health Month, San Juan Basin Public Health is offering free dental screenings and fluoride varnishes for any child age one to five years. Kari Plante, RDH, Regional Oral Health Specialist, will be available in: Durango on February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 Ignacio on February [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental, Events, Public Service Announcements, WIC|Comments Off on February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

For kids, choose tap water for a smile that sparkles

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and this year’s theme for the American Dental Association’s campaign is focused on healthy oral health habits for kids, including brushing twice a day with fluoridated tap water. San Juan Basin Public Health’s Regional Oral Health Specialist Kari Plante has provided dental health services to thousands of local [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Community Water Fluoridation, Dental, Health Equity|Comments Off on For kids, choose tap water for a smile that sparkles
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