The controversial debate on whether or not water should be fluoridated still rages on in Australia, as much as it rages on in other regions of the world. The fluoridation of tap water supply remains to be among the most controversial topics of political-health discussion in many places in the country.
Fluoridation In Australia
In Australia, the fluoride debate still remains relevant despite the fact that 90% of the entire Australian population is supplied with fluoridated water. In Queensland, for instance, the Cairns Regional Council announced in early 2013 that it is providing fluoride-free water supply.
Several parties in Australia like the Australia Fluoride Action Movement claim that fluoride poses dangerous effects not only to people, but also to about every natural organism on the face of the planet. More often than not, however, these sorts of claim remain unsupported by any relevant research or study.
The Australian Dental Association
To counter these unsubstantiated claims, the Australian Dental Association spokesperson Dr. Michael Folly reports that most councils only make moves of eliminating fluoride from their water supply as a response to highly coordinated actions by organised activist groups.
According to the Australian Dental Association fluoridation of public water supply results to significantly lower visits to the dentist and reduced incidences of tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental professionals explain that fluoridation of water supply most prominently prevents tooth decay in 2 ways. First, it actively stops the accumulation of plaque build-up, which is the most common culprit of tooth decay. Second, fluoride helps in the remineralisation of areas that have already suffered from acid damage.
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- 22 May, 2014
- Ryan Davies
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