Global News, Calgary, Alberta (11-Jul-2012, 1 min. 54 sec.)
City council voted to remove fluoride from Calgary’s drinking water on February 8, 2011. Hydrofluorosilicic acid fluoridation was shut off on May 19, 2011. According to water department staff it took approximately two more weeks for artificial fluoride to clear the city’s distribution system. It’s now just over a year since fluoridation has been off, so are dentists really seeing a difference in local young patient’s cavity rates? Listen closely for the real root cause of this dental decay — sugar and sugary children’s drinks — and how best to address this problem.