Water Fluoridation Rough Draft The leading reason people have been able to successfully dodge a life of major tooth decay or a dangerous nuclear waste byproduct? Fluoride distribution across streams has instigated decades of controversy surrounding the potential safety issues. Said concerns seem to be miniscule enough to sweep under the rug being that little to no change in formula has come since it started in 1945.
Water Fluoridation: The First Battlefront Tooth Decay Water fluoridation was introduced more than 60 years ago, in Michigan, as a public health measure to prevent tooth decay and it has been the reason for big controversies since there. The technique is defined as a process in which the substance fluoride is introduced into the public water supply in order to prevent dental cavities, reaching a large number of people. The Morbidity and Mortality report prepared by the Center of Control of Disease, Atlanta, Georgia, and printed and distributed by Massachusetts Medical Society states, “Fluoridation of drinking water is a major responsible for the decline in dental caries (tooth decay) during the second half 20th century” (“Fluoridation of
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of dental hygienists is expected to grow 36 percent through 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This projected growth ranks dental hygienists among the fastest growing occupations, in response to increasing demand for dental care and more use of hygienists”. Summary Dental hygienists have a great outlook for the occupation for the years to come and with that being said; hopefully the percent of people with fluoridation will increase in all communities.
Water fluoridation has been a popular matter that has been going on for years. Many cities have been implementing fluoride in public water systems and many have not. The reason behind water fluoridation is that can help tooth decay. But fluoride’s adverse effects prevent some cities from imposing this practice. Water fluoridation should not be implemented within public water systems due to its detrimental effects on health, its catastrophic environmental impact, and it being an unethical health intervention since it goes against individual choice.
The body needs certain amounts of some trace minerals. Although there are many trace minerals, fluoride is one of the important ones in the body. The fluoride level that is suppose to be in the body is 4 mg for adult males 2 mg for adult females. Fluoride is involved the formation of bones and teeth. Fluoride is predominantly well known for what is does for teeth rather than bones. For teeth, it builds the enamel in order to help prevent tooth decay which is the rotting of the teeth in the form of cavities due to the loss of enamel. This trace mineral is commonly found in public drinking water, which can be already fluoridated or naturally contain fluoride. At the dentist, fluoride is administered as a medication to prevent tooth decay in
Water fluoridation is to increase the level of the fluoride that occurs naturally in the water to reduce tooth decay and strengthen teeth. Fluorides are minerals found very commonly in the earth 's crust and in all water supplies. In the 1930s, American scientists discovered out much less tooth decay experienced by people living in areas with higher level of fluoride in the water, than people in area with lower fluoride level. Therefore from 1945, in America, once its effectiveness against tooth decay become obvious, water fluoridation community spread out rapidly (Australian Dental Association, Unknown Date)
It was 1945 when the birth of water fluoridation transpired. Water fluoridation is when fluoride is added into public water supplies and it is used in the United States; however, it is not used in other areas in the world, such as the United Kingdom, the Philippines, China, and many other cities, countries and states. The presence of fluoride in water is a very controversial topic that people do not take the initiative to discuss. Some people favor the idea of having fluoridated water sources because of its benefits towards the strengthening an individual’s personal hygiene. On the other hand, some people oppose the idea of having fluoridated water sources because it is viewed and valued as a dangerous chemical that is hazardous to an individual's
Group H: Ryan Butchey, Veenay Maharaj, Meagan Thorpe The effectiveness of fluoride use, with respect to improving oral health, has been proven extensively in the scientific literature. There is strong evidence that allowing fluoride to become part of the tooth structure (formation of fluorapatite) allows the tooth itself to become more resilient to dental caries. The population can be exposed to the beneficial effects of fluoride in several ways. Fluoride exposure can be broadly categorized into systemic and topical fluoride.
Evidence based dental hygiene is the practice of giving your patients the best care possible with a combination of adequate techniques and patient values. When evaluating a patient, it is important to understand their values as well as what that they need clinically to improve their oral health. In today’s society, due to the internet and social media, people are presented with the latest fads in dental hygiene on a daily basis. When presented with a question in regard to this, we must research rather than just shut the idea down entirely. As a dental hygienist, it is our responsibility to research these fads and see if there is substance (scientific evidence, patient preferences, clinical/patient circumstances and clinicians experience and
Fluoride, the government’s way of saying “we don’t want you to succeed”, has been poured into the water supply by the government for years and has still gone strong. The government thought it was a great way to protect our teeth, but instead it caused more pain which brought forth the fluoride conspiracy. The fluoride conspiracy can be proven because there has been extensive research on the subject, and the side effects of fluoride are easily visible and they include lower IQ, certain cancers, and the feeling of docility.
Momentous enough was also the observation of doctors from Naples, in 1802, that the high fluoride concentration in the water of the area, significantly reduced the cavities, and as a result, fluoride added into the water in 1940, while in 1956 Procter & Gamble integrated it in toothpaste by advertising “Crest with Fluoristan”. (Patrick et al., 2009) It took a long time for the packaging of the toothpaste to obtain the form it has today and until 1892 tooth powders were available on the market in flat round tins and jars. On the other hand, metal tubes started to become particularly popular in the art world when the American artist John Rad, designed it during his apprenticeship as a medium that offered comfort to the process of grinding and mixing pigments. In 1841, he patented it and the following year he set up a production system for extruded tubes made of soft metal such as lead and tin, as
It intrigues me to learn about the various diseases and conditions that can manifest without proper care taken off a person’s teeth. I think people underestimate the power and overall importance of brushing, and flossing of the teeth on a regular basis. The short time I’ve spent under Ms. Lopez has help emphasize the importance of knowing the anatomy and physiology aspect of the teeth. The knowledge I obtained from shadowing, and numerous hours of online research has help convey to me knowledge on how to better prevent oral
Keep away from alcohol and tobacco things. Check the measure of fluoride in your toothpaste. While fluoride is the way to diminishing the negative and balancing the pH level of your mouth, it is hurtful when present in an unreasonable amount. Your toothpaste is viable just on the off chance that it contains 1,000 to 1,500 ppm of fluoride. Give careful consideration to your oral cleanliness.
Your dentist has been telling you all your life that brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. An ongoing question in the preventative dentistry world, many wonder if using a waterpik is a substitute to flossing. Below, the friendly dental staff at the Implant Center of Maui explain why flossing is better for you than using a waterpik in terms of preventative dentistry. Flossing vs. Waterpiks How are the Two Different?
The Importance of Providing Oral Care Brushing your teeth, how do you feel when you brush your teeth? When you wake up in the morning what is your routine, get up use the restroom, brush your teeth, and then go on about getting ready for the day? How would you feel if you couldn’t brush your teeth whither it be because you don’t have access to a toothbrush or toothpaste, or what if you couldn’t even remember to brush your teeth in the morning or evenings? When you don’t brush your teeth you feel like your routine is incomplete or what about the smell or taste you may have in your mouth. Or what happens over time when you don’t brush your teeth or go get your teeth cleaned twice a year, a buildup of plaque occurs and possibly gum inflammation.