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fluor·i·date

 (flo͝or′ĭ-dāt′, flôr′-)
tr.v. fluor·i·dat·ed, fluor·i·dat·ing, fluor·i·dates
To add a fluorine compound to (a drinking water supply, for example) for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.

fluor′i·da′tion (-dā′shən) n.

fluoridation

(ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən)
n
(Chemistry) the addition of about one part per million of fluorides to the public water supply as a protection against tooth decay

fluor•i•da•tion

(ˌflʊər ɪˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-)

n.
the addition of fluorides to the public water supply to reduce the incidence of tooth decay.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fluoridation - the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)
addition - the act of adding one thing to another; "the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect"; "the addition of a leap day every four years"
Translations

fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən] Nfluoración f, fluorización f

fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən] nfluoration f

fluoridation

nFluorzusatz m(of zu)

fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃn] nfluorizzazione f

fluor·i·da·tion

n. fluoridización, adición de fluoruro al agua.

fluoridation

n fluoración f, fluorización f
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The widespread and decades-old practice of fluoridation - roughly two-thirds of Americans live in communities with fluoridated water supplies - is a federally recognized public health policy meant to curb tooth decay.
Millions of West Australians have benefited from better oral health, thanks to the passage in 1966 of legislation to begin fluoridation of drinking water.
WATER fluoridation has brought significant benefits to the dental health of children in many parts of the North East, contrary to the impression given by your correspondent from Copeland in Cumbria, Joy Alderson.
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A new study finds that community water fluoridation continues to provide economic benefits that exceed the costs of the oral health intervention.
When asked why he did it, the officer responds with a question: "Have you ever heard of a thing called fluoridation, fluoridation of water?
Along with advances in vaccination, the recognition of tobacco use as a health hazard and developing safer workplaces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named community water fluoridation one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.
Letter from Paul Langmaid, July 21) I realised that for so many years fluoridation has not been actively discussed in Wales and that there may be many people who do not know why Wales decided not to go ahead with fluoridation.
gov/oralhealthdata, offers enhanced capabilities for viewing state and national data for indicators of oral health and fluoridation status.
WA W T ATA ER fluoridation above a certain level is linked to 30% higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid in England, a study has found.
In December, activists and health professionals successfully stopped the implementation of a law that would have mandated fluoridation of all table salt in the country.
Existing privately-owned CWSs serving Army installations are instructed to fulfill this fluoridation requirement as circumstances allow.