Fluoride Shortage Leaves Dental Community Confused

 

Sorry, We’re All Out of Fluoride: Try Again Next Year

As you well know, water fluoridation is a controversial subject in the dental world: some say it saves peoples’ teeth, whereas detractors fear over-fluoridation does more harm than good. But the debate over whether or not to fluoridate has recently hit a logistical snag in North America: a critical shortage of fluoride supplies.

American manufacturing facilities were damaged when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Dwindling supplies of fluoride have forced a number of US and Canadian cities to revisit their fluoridation strategies. Edmonton, Canada (a city that’s been fluoridating its water since 1967) announced that they have only enough fluoride to last through the fall. American cities such as New Orleans and Portland, Maine, are feeling the heat as well.

Critics of fluoridated water are pleased by the shortage. However, it’s not clear that this momentary shortfall will change the long-term plans of any municipal water supplies. Read more and share your thoughts below…

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