Study: Water fluoridation provides no detectable benefit in rural populations

Posted on April 16th, 2012 Dan

West Virginia Rural Health Research Center published a population study in January of 2012 which shows that municipal water fluoridation provides no benefit to children’s teeth.  In areas where water fluoridation was less prevalent, and dental care was also less accessible, there was no statistically significant difference in the number of cavities when compared to urban populations.

“For children’s dental health measures, it was found that fluoridation rates were not significantly related to the measures of either caries or overall condition of the teeth for urban or rural areas.”

Read the study here: 2011 fluoridation policy brief (PDF)

While their conclusions seem rather desperate to soften the blow against the crumbling fluoride dogma, the data is consistent with World Health Organization statistics which show little to no benefit to fluoridation when comparing countries that do and do not fluoridate water and/or salt.

That’s right, it’s all about brushing, flossing, the foods you eat, and genetics.  No amount of toxic fluoride makes up for inadequate dental hygiene especially after consuming sweet and acidic foods.


88 Responses to “Study: Water fluoridation provides no detectable benefit in rural populations”

  1. It’s time to retire fluoridation because it doesn’t work, wastes money and is harmful to health. Drinking it to prevent tooth decay is like drinking sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

    Consider Kentucky, which has been 100% fluoridated for over 40 years. Government records show that Kentucky leads the nation in the number of dental cavities in children, and in the number of completely toothless adults. The same ineffectiveness is evident in many states and cities, such as West Virginia, Washington D.C., Boston, Detroit, etc.
    West Virginia is 92% fluoridated and comes near last place with 38% toothless.

    Hawaii has the lowest fluoridation rate (9%) and the lowest rate of toothless residents in the US (10%). This shows the absolute ineffectiveness of fluoridation.