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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in the water to a level that is optimal for preventing tooth decay.
Background: As part of a broader research program on community water fluoridation (CWF) cessation and implications for dental health outcomes, this study explored whether dental hygienists working in communities where CWF had ceased reported having engaged in practice adaptations, as compared to dental hygienists working where CWF remained in place.
Problem Statement: The current impasse in the community water fluoridation (CWF) controversy is problematic for public health.
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.
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.
Water Fluoridation Principles & Practices, 6th Edition
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?" he asks.
(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.
"Oral Health Data," available at www.cdc.gov/oralhealthdata, offers enhanced capabilities for viewing state and national data for indicators of oral health and fluoridation status.
Researchers investigated GP surgeries in the West Midlands which has the highest levels of water fluoridation in the country.