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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

District Medical Health Officer Supports Fluoridation

District Medical Health Officer Dr. Scott Giffin finds himself at odds with most of Common Council on the issue of fluoridating the city's water supply. He supports its continuation.

Dr. Giffin says toothpaste with fluoride only protects teeth down to the gum whereas fluoride in the water gets right down into the root. 

He maintains fluoridation also makes tooth enamel stronger and reduces the acid which causes cavities and the people who benefit most from fluoridating the water are young children between 1 and 3 years of age before they start school.