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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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Translations

fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən] Nfluoración f, fluorización f
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fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃən] nfluoration f
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fluoridation

nFluorzusatz m(of zu)
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fluoridation

[ˌflʊərɪˈdeɪʃn] nfluorizzazione f
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fluor·i·da·tion

n. fluoridización, adición de fluoruro al agua.
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fluoridation

n fluoración f, fluorización f
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References in periodicals archive ?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named community water fluoridation one of ten great public health achievements of the 20th century because of its contribution to the steep decline in tooth cavities in the United States over several decades.
In addition, dental sealants and community water fluoridation are two other strategies that can help prevent tooth decay.
As Darlington Borough Council's children and young people's scrutiny committee voted to recommend the authority launches a technical appraisal to consider a water fluoridation scheme either inDarlingtonor across the Tees Valley, members were told scientists remained divided on its safety.
Exploring reported dental hygiene practice adaptations in response to water fluoridation status.
"What we know as dentists is water fluoridation is the cheapest, most effective way to control dental [cavities] that is out there."
The anti-fluoridationists seem to have little concern for the accuracy of their "facts." One example is a long list of organizations that came out against community water fluoridation. I attempted to verify the truth for each of the organizations on their list.
dence proved that fluoride toothpastes and water fluoridation reduce dental caries.
A recent review states: After a thorough review of the latest scientific research on the potential link between water fluoridation and human health relevant to Australia, NHMRC concludes that community water fluoridation helps to reduce tooth decay'.
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.